New Zealand Police

The most requested authorities

New Zealand Police includes OFCANZ, the Organised and Financial Crimes Agency.

Important notes before making a request to Police

  • You do not have to fill out another form. If Police respond with a link to another form to fill in, do not fill in that form. Politely remind them that by law they must accept requests in any form. If necessary, point them to the Ombudsman guidance which specifically confirms that requests sent through FYI.org.nz must be accepted.
  • Do not ask for information about yourself. These are against our policies. Instead, use the Request for Personal Information online form on the Police website. If you ignore this instruction, your request here may be hidden.
  • Police often ask for proof of eligibility to make an OIA request.
    • Please state that you reside in New Zealand, if that is true. It is our hope that in time making this statement will be considered sufficient.
    • Please do not send your contact information using FYI.org.nz as it will automatically be published. If you already have, contact us and we will hide it for you. You may have to contact the Police by email or phone to confirm your eligibility.

Contacted directly by Police about your request?

Note that we do not share your contact details with Police. If you are contacted outside FYI.org.nz, please:

  • Discuss your request with them if you feel comfortable doing so. If not, you may ask for correspondence to be through FYI.org.nz.
  • Note in an annotation that you were contacted. Summarise the discussion if possible.
  • Regardless, insist that the formal OIA response be sent to you through FYI.org.nz, to the fyi.org.nz email address from which the original request was sent (see below).

Response received directly?

If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional. You may:

  • Reply to them asking that they re-send the response to the fyi.org.nz email address of the original request. We can provide this if they have lost it. Under OIA s16(2) you can usually insist on this.
  • Let us know in a comment that you received your response bypassing FYI.org.nz.

773 requests
Senior officer under investigation
Response by New Zealand Police to J Devere on .
Delayed.
Dear J I refer to your request of May 7 as below. Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982. Ngā mihi Hannah W...
Dear J   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ngā mihi   Hannah Wright-McCarthy Minis...
Good afternoon   I asked the team who prepared the earlier response if they had anything to add. They have advised that:   Police does not hav...
Information regarding the community roadwatch form
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Long overdue.
Can I please get an update on this? You refused this under s18(g) as it doesn't exist, then you go on to say that a record is kept. It can't be both...
Requesting case files
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Delayed.
Hello   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters   [1]wordmark...
Requesting case files
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Awaiting response.
Given you seem to be ignoring my other request (https://fyi.org.nz/request/10093-requesting-case-files), then please find a new request here. I wo...
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address' Thank you for your email. Information that may a...
Structure chart
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Grant Carroll on .
Delayed.
I understand that by law I should have received a prompt response to my request and this should have been done by last Friday 17th May 2019 at the la...
Arrests made on school grounds
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Ti Lamusse on .
Awaiting response.
Please provide me with the total number of arrests made per annum on all school grounds, as far back as records permit. Please break down this data...
Number of police stationed at NZ schools
Response by New Zealand Police to Kate McIntyre on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Kate   Please find the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police National Headquarters  ...
Snapshot police cell occupancy
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Ti Lamusse on .
Awaiting response.
Please provide me with the snapshot population of all NZ police cells on the final day of each quarter, as far back as records permit. In other word...
Details surrounding the death of Troy Dubovskiy
Request to New Zealand Police by Mr. Wilson. Annotated by Mr. Wilson on .
Refused.
Updated request to mark as refused. I won't contact ombudsman, but I will try to see if the Coroner report will be available once it's completed.
More information about traffic stop
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Crow on .
Awaiting classification.
  Good afternoon,         I refer to your request dated 29th April 2019 for: "Bus Stop 1. Why was the bus originally stopped? 2. What was wron...
Number of Motor Vehichle Accidents within a 24 Hour Period
Response by New Zealand Police to Hayden Marsh on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Hayden   This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the Official Information Act 1982, which has been transferred...
Dear Hugh My apologies. Please find attached the attachment mentioned. Ngā mihi Hannah Wright-McCarthy Ministerial Services Advisor Police National...
Number of police callouts to address
Response by New Zealand Police to M Moore on .
Awaiting classification.
Good Afternoon   Please find attached our reply to your request dated 22/4/19.   Thanks   Jenny Street Central District Police ========...
Hello   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters   [1]wordmark...
Police callouts for domestic violence
Response by New Zealand Police to Kate McIntyre on .
Awaiting classification.
Hi Kate Thanks for your Official Information Act (1982) request dated 12 April 2019 in which you requested the total number of family/whanau/domesti...
Background of 10-5 number
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Crow on .
Awaiting classification.
Hello  I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request for the below information. Your request is being actioned pursuant...
Hello  I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request for the information below. Your request is being actioned pursuant...
Dear Siobhan, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thanks for your request dated 12 April 2019 for the following information: “The total number of assaults ag...
NZ Firearm Licences 2017
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon I have asked the team working on the responses to both of your overdue requests for an update and they have advised that the drafts are...
Ref-180511/8716
Response by New Zealand Police to gerard byrne on .
Reported for administrator attention.
Good afternoon   We have received your request and are processing it under the Privacy Act. The file you have requested contains your personal infor...
I have laid a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman about this overdue response.
ref-180220/5896
Request sent to New Zealand Police by gerard byrne on .
Awaiting response.
can you please provide me with all Reports, memos, letters, notes, advice and emails related to the complaint made at Whangarei police station Ref-18...

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