The committee members are appointed by the governor, who names the chairperson. The committee is composed of 4 law enforcement members and 3 public members. No public members shall be employed as a certified police officer, lawyer, or judge, and none shall have a spouse, sibling, or parent, by birth, adoption, or marriage, who is a certified police officer, lawyer, or judge. A staff attorney hired by and reporting to the director shall provide guidance to the committee, shall direct investigations as authorized by the committee or the director and shall be responsible to present recommended findings in front of the council on behalf of the committee. No committee member may serve concurrently as a member of the council. Each member shall be appointed for 2 years, and no appointed member may serve more than 3 consecutive terms.
Meetings shall be conducted in non-public session. The quorum for the committee shall be 5 members, of whom at least 3 are law enforcement officers and 2 are public members. No committee member shall participate in any proceeding before the committee involving their own conduct or of their agency. Records, investigations and work products of the committee shall not be made public or discoverable under RSA 91-A. However, if the committee recommends to the council that a finding of misconduct be sustained then such decisions of the committee shall be public, and the council shall schedule a public hearing.
Pursuant to RSA 106-L:22, III, the council shall prepare and maintain a register of all complaints reviewed by the committee to public inspection and copying containing the following information: the date, the nature of the complaint, but not including the identity of the law enforcement officer or employing agency, and a summary of the disposition of the completed investigation.
Links to laws that pertain to the committee and allegations of misconduct of law officer.
New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council
17 Institute Drive | Concord, NH 03301