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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

799 requests
Information on use of police dogs
Request to New Zealand Police by Simon Garlick. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Partially successful.
I wonder how NZ Police defined "serious" injuries in their response here. They provided this information in response to a question asking about long te...
Research used in developing the SCAB assessment tool
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by S. Paurini on .
Partially successful.
Thanks Brent, what I need at this point is: 1. The name of the other three organisations involved (alongside police) in the development of the SCA...
Head Injury/Concussion Claims Pertinent to Police Cars
Request to New Zealand Police by Anthony Jordan. Annotated by Anthony Jordan on .
Partially successful.
A very poor response If one is to assume that a employer must take all practicable steps to prevent injuries, surely the employer needs to know what...
Costs Pertaining to Police Cars
Response by New Zealand Police to Anthony Jordan on .
Partially successful.
Dear Mr Jordan I attach the reply to your information request. Kind regards Teresa McMahon Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police Police Nat...
Afternoon Mark, The District Commander’s knowledge of the risk assessment completed for this event, and that of anyone else who attended the meetings,...
Fire & Complaints
Response by New Zealand Police to Zachariah Davis on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Davis,   Following correspondence with the Ombudsman’s office, Police have reconsidered our response to your 23 February 2019 Official Inf...
Police armament
Response by New Zealand Police to Emmy Rākete on .
Successful.
Afternoon Emilie,   Thank you for your request below.   Your request has been considered in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 and...
Arrests made on school grounds
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Successful.
Dear Ti, Request for Information I refer toyour request received on 17 May 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for: information r...
Early Case Closure policy
Response by New Zealand Police to Cody C on .
Successful.
Dear Cody Please find the attached response. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters  ====================================...
OIA requests received by police
Request to New Zealand Police by Lance O'Riley. Annotated by Lance O'Riley on .
Partially successful.
Thanks Mark. Truly disappointing that the police refused the majority of this request, especially given the time frames they took to answer the reque...
Bicycle thefts
Request to New Zealand Police by Tony James. Annotated by T Edwards on .
Partially successful.
Section 15A(1)(b) allows an agency to extend for consultation reasons. The Police mention that consultation extends to only include "external" consult...
Recruit Forms
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Successful.
Dear Thomas   Please find attached the New Zealand Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ngā mihi   Hannah Wright-Mc...
Recruit Application Withdrawls
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Successful.
  Hello   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Ngā mihi   MinisterialServices Police NationalHeadquarters   [1]wordma...
The spreadsheet provided has no columns for refused re-applications for D licences, or refused applications for V licences. This omission isn't explain...
Awesome thanks. Yours sincerely, Hugh Davenport
Good morning   The below is the most recent response we have sent to RNZ about firearms licenses. The way the system is set up, and the volumes we d...
Hi Chris Thanks for your follow-up email dated 9 May 2019 relating to bike theft on Devonport Wharf. In investigating criminal offences Police gat...
NZ Firearm Licences 2017
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
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...
Requesting case files
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Successful.
Thank you, would be good if this quality assurance is done prior to release of information in the future. Would save time on all parties involved, a...
Police callouts for domestic violence
Response by New Zealand Police to Kate McIntyre on .
Successful.
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...
Offence Information
Response by New Zealand Police to Lance O'Riley on .
Partially successful.
Dear Lance, REQUESTFOR INFORMATION Thanks for your Official Information Act (1982) request dated 11 March 2019 in which you requested the followin...
Police callouts for mental health
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Successful.
Dear Ti, REQUESTFOR INFORMATION Thanks for your Official Information Act (1982) request dated 18 March 2019 in which you requested the following i...
Firearms use by Police
Response by New Zealand Police to Lance O'Riley on .
Partially successful.
I am at an all day course 24/05 and 27/05. Please email [email address] if urgent
Geoff Scott Investigation II
Response by New Zealand Police to Ross Francis on .
Partially successful.
Dear Ross   Please find the attached response. (2 attached)   Ngā mihi   MinisterialServices PoliceNational Headquarters ==============...
Police Costs for Tasman Fires
Response by New Zealand Police to Alan Thompson on .
Successful.
Hi Alan   Information attached as requested   File Management Centre Tasman Police District   =================================================...

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