I asked a few questions of my government and phrased it as an open records request. I got an answer on half of them and a response on all of them.
The police claim they cannot answer the question, 'How many bullets did the police purchase for 2010 and 2020?'. Here is the phrasing used in the denial of my public records request: "The release of how many bullets purchased in 2010 & 2020 may not be releasable per RSA 91:A. It could constitute the disclosure of investigative techniques or procedures. " I found, RSA (Revised Statutes Annotated) 91-A. One concern I have is whether or not they may secretly use "emergency" powers and lie about it claiming they can deny requests to discover police procedures.
I couldn't find language that allows hiding procedures or general investigations by citizens of the police. Are the police legally allowed to hide basic information like the number of bullets purchased? If they aren't, what legal recourse is open to the citizenry denied such public records?
-- UPDATE --
"Your request in the amount of bullets and purchase has not been denied at this time. I was stating that it is possible that it could constitute the disclosure of investigative techniques or procedures."