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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

813 requests
Information regarding a recent campaign
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Refused.
Mr Hugh Davenport, Please find attached an additional response to IR-01-19-16905.       Regards, Perry Dinnan                             ...
Sent to the Ombudsman: https://fyi.org.nz/request/10241-information-about-a-vehicle-pursuit-and-firearms-discharged-by-police-officers I had made a...
OIA response time statistics
Request to New Zealand Police by J Devere. Annotated by J Devere on .
Refused.
Ombudsman complaint made - it is really unlikely that the information requested is not contained in the database.
Senior officer under investigation
Request to New Zealand Police by J Devere. Annotated by J Devere on .
Refused.
Complaint made to the Ombudsman about the refusal grounds.
Dear Hugh I refer to your request of 2 May 2019 as below. Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982. Ngā mihi...
Stolen cars from New Zealand exported overseas
Response by New Zealand Police to Shahil S on .
Information not held.
Dear Shahil   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Our sincere apologies for the delay in s...
Snapshot police cell occupancy
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Refused.
Dear Ti  Apologies, for the delay in providing the below response. kind regards Ministerial Services From:  WRIGHT-MCCARTHY, Hannah Sent:  Tuesd...
More information about traffic stop
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Crow on .
Refused.
  Good afternoon,         I refer to your request dated 29th April 2019 for: "Bus Stop 1. Why was the bus originally stopped? 2. What was wron...
Dear Kate   Please find the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police National Headquarters  ...
Good afternoon We would need a waiver or a request from a person involved in the complaint. I understand that at least one person involved has chosen...
Ref-180511/8716
Response by New Zealand Police to gerard byrne on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   We have received your request and are processing it under the Privacy Act. The file you have requested contains your personal infor...
Lawful basis for herbicide usage
Response by New Zealand Police to P Kelly on .
Refused.
Hello   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters   [1]wordmark...
Details surrounding the death of Troy Dubovskiy
Request to New Zealand Police by Mr. Wilson. Annotated by Mr. Wilson on .
Refused.
Updated request to mark as refused. I won't contact ombudsman, but I will try to see if the Coroner report will be available once it's completed.
Tēnā koe, I have now been waiting over eleven weeks for a response to my email on the 19th of February. I also sent a follow-up message asking for a...
Dear Hugh   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 20/02/2019 in which you requested "OIA Request for information conc...
Cool thank you. Yours sincerely, Hugh Davenport
Talkgroup Identification
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Neens B on .
Awaiting classification.
Any further information on 3022 & 3029. Thank you, Yours sincerely, Neens B
Thanks Barry Yours faithfully, Hugh Davenport
Dear Hugh   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 13/03/2019 in which you requested "I would like to request case fil...
Requesting case file
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Information not held.
Dear Hugh   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 25/02/2019 in which you requested "I would like to receive any case...
Dear Hugh   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 21/02/2019 in which you requested "I would like to request case fil...
Requesting case file
Request to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport. Annotated by Hugh Davenport on .
Refused.
Cool. I find it a bit unusual it was closed then reopened as the footage was available when I first reported it, so there is nothing "new" that should...
Hello Hugh   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Ngā mihi   MinisterialServices Police NationalHeadquarters   [1]wordm...
Information about dashcams installed in police cars
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Information not held.
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address'   Thank you for your email.   Your email has b...
Information about dashcams installed in police cars
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Information not held.
  Good afternoon   I can confirm that the initial response you received is the correct one. The extension was mistakenly sent to you by the team...

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