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

Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Right-to-Know Workshop for Law Enforcement

Attendance at NH Municipal Association’s (NHMA) training programs and workshops is limited to municipal officials and employees of NHMA members.

This Workshop will be held in a hybrid format (In person attendance and a virtual attendance option)

In person attendance - 25 Triangle Park Drive Concord, NH.  In person attendance is limited to 60 people. Virtual Attendance via Zoom

Thursday, October 19, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: $65.00 (in person)
$55.00 (virtual)

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast. Lunch will not be provided.


Join NHMA’s Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Jonathan Cowal who will share insights and strategies to assist law enforcement agencies in handling governmental record requests arising under the RSA 91-A, 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 the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This workshop will address the release of records compiled for law enforcement purposes, and when release can be denied where 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.

Attendees will receive an electronic copy of NHMA's publication, New Hampshire's Right-to-Know Law and 2023 Supplement.  Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically. No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  If you register but cannot attend, a recording of the workshop will be provided as long as payment has been received.

Refund of the full registration fee will be made if cancellation notification is received 48 hours in advance. Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance, including no-shows, will result in you being charged the full cost of the workshop.

Questions? Please contact us at 603-230-3350 or