New Zealand Police

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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1384 requests
Result of employment investigation for drunk crash cop Andrew Rush
Response by New Zealand Police to Chris Doms on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr Doms   Following your complaint to the Ombudsman, Police has decided to provide you with the following clarification.   In the particu...
Police Manual chapters relating to sponge rounds
Request to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Partially successful.
NZ Police has previously released the current version of this Police Manual chapter under the OIA, but the information that was withheld in that previo...
Police manual chapters
Request to New Zealand Police by Jason Renes. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Partially successful.
There is actually a small difference between what was released to you and what has been published on the NZ Police website. Not in the content of the d...
Tēnā koe Scott                               Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Pol...
Communications pertaining to earlier request
Response by New Zealand Police to Carol Rene on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Carol                                  Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Police boards
Response by New Zealand Police to john luke on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Luke                                  Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand P...
Police manual chapters on criminal procedure
Response by New Zealand Police to I Brown on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Police on 6 September 2022. Ngā mihi...
Tēnā koe Scott                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Canterbury Police Recruitment
Response by New Zealand Police to James Regan on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe James                                        Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Ze...
New Zealand Police Visual Identity Guidelines
Response by New Zealand Police to Tommi Joyce on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Tommi                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Common law and general
Response by New Zealand Police to Will Maynard on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Will                              Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Polic...
Thank you so much, this is exactly what I was after. Really appreciate it Yours sincerely, Connor Johnson
Tēnā koe Harrison                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zeal...
Operation Naming
Response by New Zealand Police to Mike Hunua on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Mike                         Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Police on...
Police general instructions etc
Response by New Zealand Police to John Smith on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe John                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Tēnā koe Mark                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Tēnā koe Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Police on 25 June 2022. Ngā mihi  ...
Kia ora Sean   Thank you for getting in touch. Our apologies for the oversight in sending the data in a different format than you requested. Pleas...
Theft and result statistics.
Response by New Zealand Police to Oscar on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Oscar                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Gang Intelligence Centre- National Gang List- List of entities
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Li on .
Partially successful.
Kia ora Andrew   The workgroup that wrote your response has provided the following response to your query.   The NGL only contains individuals...
Facial Recognition
Response by New Zealand Police to Will Maynard on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Will                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
    [UNCLASSIFIED]   Kia ora koe,   Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.   Ngā mihi,   Ministerial Coo...
Dear Fred   Please find attached the response to your request of 16 May 2021 for information under the Official Information Act 1982.   Regard...
Tēnā koe Angus                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Good morning Stuart,   This is a friendly reminder that the information you requested is still sitting at Wellington Central Police Station.  ...

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