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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

980 requests
NZ Police Air Support Unit Expansion project
Request to New Zealand Police by Thomas Holmes. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Awaiting classification.
This lengthy delay is clearly not reasonable, I recommend that you complain to the Ombudsman. The guideline on refusing requests under section 18(d)...
I would consider making a complaint to the Ombudsman, as the Police have not provided the information you request, nor provided a reason inline with th...
Kia ora Laura   Please see attached the response to your OIA request.  We apologise for the delay.   Kind regards   Rikki-Lee PNHQ ==========...
Kia ora Amy   Please see attached the response to your OIA request.  Please accept our apologies for the delay.   Kind regards Rikki-Lee PNHQ...
Kia ora Alan   Please see attached the response to your OIA request.  Please accept our apologies for the delay.   Kind regards   Rikki-Lee PNH...
Hi Simon,   Please find attached your OIA response.   Kind regards, Jerram       [1]Description: Description: Description:   Description...
Facebook Video
Request to New Zealand Police by James Scott. Annotated by James Scott on .
Information not held.
I made a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman did commence an investigation, but I closed the file upon receiving a satisfactory exp...
Informants within the Wellington Region
Response by New Zealand Police to Amy Ferguson on .
Refused.
Dear Amy Ferguson   Please find attached the reply to your correspondence of 22 October 2019.   Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ ==...
Information about radio usage
Response by New Zealand Police to Campbell Lythe-Brown on .
Information not held.
Good afternoon   I apologise for the delay in getting back to you.   We don't have any information other than the 10 codes and call sign format wh...
Assaults Against Security officers
Response by New Zealand Police to Malachi Batchelor on .
Information not held.
Dear Malachi, I refer to your official information request dated 7 June 2017 for information relating to all assaults against security personnel in...
Information about 'The finders' cult
Response by New Zealand Police to Fraser on .
Refused.
Dear Mr Galbraith   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ...
Kia ora Amy Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request. Ngā  mihi Ministerial Services Police National...
Specifications of CCTV being used
Response by New Zealand Police to Amy Ferguson on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   Please find attached the response to your request for information.   Nga mihi   Ministerial Services =========================...
Undercover
Response by New Zealand Police to James Scott on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   I have spoken with the team who prepared the response and am advised that they stand by their assessment that releasing the informa...
Kia ora Mark Apologies for any confusion. To clarify, the link provided is to the annual report. We were contacting you to ensure you had received t...
Number of community watch complaints
Response by New Zealand Police to Kurien Thomas on .
Information not held.
Kia ora Kurien Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ ===...
Location of red light cameras
Request to New Zealand Police by Victoria Volkova. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Information not held.
Section 14 of the Official Information Act requires agencies to transfer requests in cases like this, where they do not hold the information that has b...
Stolen vehicles dataset from the 2017 till now
Request to New Zealand Police by Amantay Abdurakhmanov. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Refused.
I'm not certain what guideline Police are quoting from here. However, this is not the first time I've seen Police claim that information is not held be...
Kaikoura Earthquake Helicopter Services
Response by New Zealand Police to CNMacDonald on .
Information not held.
Dear C N MacDonald Attached is the response to your information request of 4 January 2017 to NZ Police.   Ministerial Services , Police National...
Detailed Firearm Buy Back Statistics
Response by New Zealand Police to J du Preez on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   Please find attached the response to your request for information about the firearms amnesty and buyback.   Nga mihi   Minister...
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...
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...
The denial of this request was refused on the basis of semantics on what is deemed policy and procedures 'specific' to scene of death investigation of...
Gender of officers involved in pursuits 2011-2018
Response by New Zealand Police to Peter Robinson on .
Information not held.
Dear Mr Robinson Please find attached a response to your request of 5 January 2019. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters...

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