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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1027 requests

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Number of arrests of adults exploiting children
Response by New Zealand Police to Victoria Anne on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora Victoria   Please see attached your OIA, received by NZ Police 23/04/2020. Please accept our apologies for the delay.   Kind regards   R...
Outrageous Fortune and Westside.
Response by New Zealand Police to James Scott on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora James   Apologies, those redaction's were made in error.   I have attached now the appropriate redaction copies.    Kind regards  ...
It's incredibly disappointing that NZ Police have ignored your clear request that the information you asked for should be released in a searchable form...
Dear CM I refer to your request of 2 February 2018 in which you asked for the following information: “Transcripts of 111 calls made resulting in sea...
I received a call from Constable Neil Pimenta on 9/6/20 at 17.28 hours today and when I could not take the call he messaged (17.29hours) to say I sho...
Reason for Police Helicopter presence at night
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Matt Shepherd on .
Long overdue.
I would like to request information as to why the police helicopter flies around in the early hours of the morning, most nights, it seems since the...
Total number
Response by New Zealand Police to Victoria Anne on .
Awaiting classification.
Hi Victoria   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by NZ Police on 23/04/2020.   Please accept our...
Capabilities of Body Armour System (BAS)
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Rennison on .
Awaiting classification.
Hi Andrew   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by NZ Police on 02/05/2020.   Kind Regards   Mi...
Search warrants
Response by New Zealand Police to David Morris-Bamber on .
Long overdue.
Kia ora   Please find attached the response to your correspondence of  20 February 2020.      Police's response to Covid-19 has had a severe im...
Type information held at the police
Response by New Zealand Police to Zane Collins on .
Long overdue.
Kia ora Zane   Please find attached the response to your correspondence of  11 March 2020.   Police's response to Covid-19 has had a severe im...
Use of Facial Recognition Technology
Request to New Zealand Police by Kendra Cox. Annotated by Kendra Cox on .
Long overdue.
This request had a mistaken name for the software company involved in the Police use of facial recognition technology. A new request with the correc...
Good afternoon Francis,   Please see letter of reply attached.   Kind regards       P Cross Information Request Team Leader, Canterbury Se...
1st health Limited
Response by New Zealand Police to Zachariah Davis on .
Awaiting classification.
Afternoon Zachariah,   Thank you for your request of 21 March 2020. You requested: "Im seeing if you have had any complaints about 1st health limi...
Yearly cost to run the police boat lady elizabeth in Wellington
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr Greene on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr  Greene   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 24/02/2020 in which you requested: * Police Maritime Unit La...
Full rep
Response by New Zealand Police to Animesh Panda on .
Awaiting classification.
Good Afternoon   Your request has been received by New Zealand Police.   It will now be allocated for response.   Kind regards   Ministerial Se...
Complaint received regarding the NZ First Foundation
Response by New Zealand Police to Lance O'Riley on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr O'Riley   Please find attached our response to your OIA request.     Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ ==========================...
Records of theft at National Party Headquarters of laptops
Request to New Zealand Police by C WATSON. Annotated by Mr Rodgers on .
Awaiting classification.
The redacted sections will be the contact details of the informant (Mullin) and the burgled organisation (Nat Party HQ) — fairly standard OIA release....
Overview of the CRIS System
Response by New Zealand Police to K on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear K Please find attached the reply to your correspondence of 6 December 2019. Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ =======================...
Information regarding malicious prosecution
Response by New Zealand Police to Nathan Sanders on .
Long overdue.
Hi there Have you had time to consider the email below? Hoping to get a response from you ASAP as there is a potential I will need to request an exte...
Good Afternoon Marianne   This request was assigned to Detective Sergeant McPherson. I understand that she assessed that a substantial amount of w...
Request
Request to New Zealand Police by Taylor. Annotated by Mr Rodgers on .
Awaiting classification.
If the Police have decided that the "request is more suited to be requested from the Hamilton City Council" then they are obliged by the OIA to transf...
Police responding to Ambulance call outs
Response by New Zealand Police to Jason on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Jason   Please find attached the reply to your correspondence of 5 December 2019.   Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ =========...
Firearms information
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora Malcolm   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your request.   Our sincere apologies for the delay in sending this to you....
Requesting copy of report: 191224/0970
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Johan van Rooyen on .
Long overdue.
Please send a copy of my report, reference number: 191224/0970 to my email address: [email address] Regards Johan van Rooyen
Licenced Firearms Owners who have had firearms seized.
Response by New Zealand Police to Ian McDonald on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr McDonald   Please find attached our response to your OIA request.   Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ =========================...

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