REGISTRATION OPEN: Right-to-Know Law Virtual Workshop for Law Enforcement

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Right-to-Know Law Workshop for Law Enforcement

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Cost is $40.00

Join NHMA’s Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Natch Greyes who will share insights and strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in handling governmental record matters arising under the Right-to-Know Law.

The disclosure of police records is governed in part by the Right-to-Know Law and in part by rules imported from federal law under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This workshop will answer many questions about withholding records compiled for law enforcement purposes when disclosure would interfere with enforcement proceedings or based on other FOIA factors.

Attention will also be paid to disclosure exemptions found in other New Hampshire statutes governing Body Worn Cameras, motor vehicle records, gun licenses, police personnel records, and the retention of police records. Recent New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions on exemptions for internal personnel practices and personnel records will be addressed in detail. In addition, guidance will be provided on the retention of governmental records and how claims under the Right-to-Know Law are enforced.