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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1112 requests

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Dear Mr Jarvis, Attached is a letter of response in relation to your Official information Act request. Kind Regards Tony Milner               ...
Reports of thefts of drugs.
Response by New Zealand Police to David Johnston on .
Successful.
Dear David,   Official information request for ‘Theft of Drugs’ offence data.   I refer to your official information request dated March 15, 20...
Police officers qualified to use a taser
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Hanna I attach the reply to an information request you made of Police.   Ministerial Services , Police National Headquarters, 180 Moleswo...
Deaths in Police Custody
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Successful.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Executive and Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police Ext: 44126...
Guidelines for processing information requests
Request to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna. Annotated by Luke on .
Partially successful.
At some stage, it would be interesting to see their guides on "Introduction to disclosure of information" and "Disclosure under the Privacy Act 1993" t...
The Lidar Radar User Manual 2015
Response by New Zealand Police to Max Tongue on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Tongue Attached is the response to your information request.   Ministerial Services , Police National Headquarters, 180 Molesworth Stree...
Request for information attached   From: David Johnston <[FOI #5569 email]> Date: 17/03/2017 04:14PM Subject: Official Information request - Eviden...
Active members Across 24 hours in Auckland
Request to New Zealand Police by Mike Brennan. Annotated by Cody C on .
Successful.
A tad ridiculous to say that Police have no idea how many staff are working during those hours. Do they not roster staff? I'm also fairly certain that...
Dear Mr Johnston Attached is the response to your information request of 4 March 2017   Teresa McMahon Ministerial Services , Police National H...
Compliance with the Official Information Act
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Mr Hanna   Please find a response to your recent request attached.   [1]New Mike Webb Zealand National Manager: Risk, Assurance and Commission o...
Hi David, This has just been brought to my attention. I have sent Teresa the email address to be able to respond to request 5484. Note that admins...
Tactical Options Research Reports
Request to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Raw Tactical Options Reporting data for the 1 July 2016 - 31 December 2016 reporting period has been released by NZ Police in response to a request by...
Dear Mr Gousmett   Please find attached two more documents in response to your request.   Kind regards     [1]http://nzpintranet/resources...
Employee social media policy.
Response by New Zealand Police to David Johnston on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Johnston   I have been asked to send you the attached response to your request of 9 February 2017.   Kind regards     [1]http://n...
Policy and Procedures regarding OIA Requests
Request to New Zealand Police by Gavin Millar. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
An updated version of the OIA guidelines has been released: https://fyi.org.nz/request/5237-guidelines-for-processing-information-requests#incoming-170...
Policy for handling OIA requests
Request to New Zealand Police by Alex Harris. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
An updated version of this document has been released: https://fyi.org.nz/request/5237-guidelines-for-processing-information-requests#incoming-17095
Trademe and stolen property
Response by New Zealand Police to Simon on .
Successful.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  P...
Restructure decision document
Response by New Zealand Police to Grant Carroll on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Carroll   I have been asked to send you the attached response to your request of 17 January 2017.   Kind regards       [1]http:...
Exam SF101067_2-1 / ECLO Chch
Response by New Zealand Police to Cody C on .
Partially successful.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  P...
Dear Mr Larsen I have forwarded your email to the office in the Eastern Police District that is dealing with your request. Teresa McMahon
Selected Police Manuals
Response by New Zealand Police to Jeremy Roundill on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Roundill Attached is a further response to your information request.     Ministerial Services , Police National Headquarters, 180 Moles...
Police Arrest and Detention Manual
Response by New Zealand Police to Richard Keam on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Keam I have been asked to send you the attached reply to your information request.   Teresa McMahon Ministerial Services , Police Nati...
Police Interrogation Manuals
Request to New Zealand Police by Joshua Grainger. Annotated by Joshua Grainger on .
Successful.
This Official Information Act request was cited by the Supreme Court in Reti v R [2016] NZSC 169.
Dear Mr Roundhill,     I refer to your Official Information Act request of 29 September 2016 for information about Indian students facing deport...
Highway Patrol
Response by New Zealand Police to Grant Carroll on .
Successful.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Executive and Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police Ext: 44126...

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