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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

850 requests
Undercover
Request sent to New Zealand Police by James Scott on .
Awaiting response.
Can I please have a list of the registration plates of all "undercover" (unmarked) police vehicles that are based at Palmerston North Police Station...
Total number of drones used in New Zealand for any purpose
Response by New Zealand Police to Amy Ferguson on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Ms Ferguson   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ...
Firearms incidents last 6 months
Response by New Zealand Police to Win Walker on .
Refused.
Kia ora Win Please find attached the NZ Police response to your request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services  PNHQ ===============================...
Michael John Dudley missing person case file
Response by New Zealand Police to Alex Douglas on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   Please see attached.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services =============================================================== WARNI...
Arrests made on school grounds
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon   I have been asked to forward the attached response to your request for information to you.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services...
Off duty police powers
Response by New Zealand Police to Daniel Thomas on .
Awaiting response.
Dear Mr Thomas   I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below.  Your  request is being actioned pursuant to the Act....
Waitemata Police Asian Reference Group
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by john luke on .
Successful.
I am not happy with the information supplied, I have made a complaint to the ombudsman. Yours sincerely, john luke
Information and evidence discussed on Cold Case
Response by New Zealand Police to Harrison on .
Refused.
Dear Mam or Sir   I understand that you have made a request for information regarding the Katrina Jefferies investigation.   The matter is an...
ANPR (Automated number plate recognition) usage
Response by New Zealand Police to Nick Bolton on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Bolton Your below request is acknowledged and has been actioned pursuant the Official Information Act 1982. Kind regards Ministerial Servic...
Structure charts
Response by New Zealand Police to Grant Carroll on .
Awaiting response.
Dear Sir, Perhaps you should try the eastern and BOP districts directly as I only process requests for the Waikato District. Regards Kane Hunia To...
Stolen vehicles dataset from the 2017 till now
Response by New Zealand Police to Amantay Abdurakhmanov on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Amantay, I refer to your follow up question dated 2 September 2019 relating to our response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request in w...
Police Tolerances
Response by New Zealand Police to Joseph on .
Awaiting classification.
Please find the attached response. Kind regards, Ministerial Services PNHQ =============================================================== WARNI...
Police on Social Media
Response by New Zealand Police to Ian McDonald on .
Partially successful.
Dear Mr McDonald   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ...
Detailed Firearm Buy Back Statistics
Response by New Zealand Police to J du Preez on .
Awaiting classification.
Good morning   We have received your request for information. It is being processed under the Official Information Act. You can expect a response on...
Thank you, sir. That was now in proper format. I appreciate your follow-up. Yours faithfully, Janet Dickson
All information dated 12/02/2018
Response by New Zealand Police to william whittington on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon   You can send it to this email address.   Nga mihi   Renee -----william whittington <[FOI #10886 email]> wrote: ----- To: OIA...
Structure Charts for the the Wellington City police district
Response by New Zealand Police to Amy Ferguson on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Amy FERGUSON   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 22/10/2019 in which you requested; Please provide me with a...
Firearms information
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr Lock, I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below.  Your  request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.  ...
26 working days unlawfully overdue and counting... Police really don't seem to be taking this request very seriously, do they?
Informants within the Wellington Region
Response by New Zealand Police to Amy Ferguson on .
Awaiting response.
Dear Amy Ferguson I acknowledge receipt ofyour Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request for the below information. Your request is being actione...
Information about 'The finders' cult
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Fraser on .
Awaiting response.
Any information related to The Finders cult and any history they may have had in NZ up to the present day. Recent declassified FBI documents state t...
Temporaraly missing firearm in police arms store
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Long overdue.
Dear Malcolm     Request for information   Thank you for your email request below for i nformation on an inventory of firearms.  You requested:...
Firearms buyback withholding payment information.
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by And on .
Long overdue.
This request is long overdue. Yours faithfully, And
Information regarding Police staff involved in traffic incidents
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora Hugh Please see the attached.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ =============================================================== W...
Specifications of CCTV being used
Response by New Zealand Police to Amy Ferguson on .
Awaiting classification.
D ear Amy Ferguson I acknowledge receipt ofyour Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request for the below information. Your request is being action...

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