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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

788 requests
Arrests made on school grounds
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Ti, Request for Information I refer toyour request received on 17 May 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for: information r...
Good afternoon Hugh   Recently you sent through a request for information under the Official Information Act. Your request number is 01-19-16397 a...
ZX Security
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Alex Harris on .
Awaiting response.
I would like to request the following information under the OIA: * whether your agency has ever employed ZX Security Ltd, to provide training in s...
OIA requests received by police
Response by New Zealand Police to Lance O'Riley on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr O’Riley – please find attached my response to your OIA request. My sincere apologies for the delay in responding, we had some problems receiv...
Police communications - CRN:18096001618
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Nathan Sanders on .
Awaiting response.
I am a NZ citizen. I reside in Lower Hutt. I request copies of all internal and external communications in relation to CRN:18096001618. I request...
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...
Ref: 180220/5896
Response by New Zealand Police to david skyrme on .
Handled by post.
Good afternoon   Your request below has been received and assigned.   If you are requesting information that is personal to you, we will need to c...
Wrongful Convictions
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Ross Francis on .
Awaiting response.
I am making the following request for research purposes. On 20 July 2005, Sean Buckley – using his Police email account – emailed then-leader of t...
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...
  Dear Bella, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thanks for your request dated 12 April 2019 for the following information: “data relating to charges of s...
Information regarding a recent campaign
Request to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport. Annotated by J Devere on .
Awaiting classification.
Good answer, and accurate.
I am looking to ascertain how many applications (new and renewals) for firearms have been made in New Zealand after March 15 2019. Yours faithfull...
Followup on overdue responses to OIA requests
Request sent to New Zealand Police by J Devere on .
Awaiting response.
I am seeking responses to two outstanding OIA requests made through FYI.org.nz: https://fyi.org.nz/request/9909-senior-officer-under-investigation...
Dear Brett I refer to your request of 18 June 2019 as below. Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982. Ngā mihi...
The spreadsheet provided has no columns for refused re-applications for D licences, or refused applications for V licences. This omission isn't explain...
Police Communications Centre - Geographic Coverage Areas
Response by New Zealand Police to J D Sun on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear JD Sun   Please find the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police National Headquarters...
OIA response time statistics
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by J Devere on .
Long overdue.
Can you please confirm that this request for a response to the correct question is being addressed? Acknowledgement that you have received my messag...
"Use of force and Police dogs" chapter of the Police manual
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna on .
Awaiting response.
Tēnā koutou, I am interested in what standards NZ Police has in place regarding use of force and Police dogs, including how this use of force is reco...
Dear Scott I refer to your request of 7 May 2019 as below. Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982. Ngā mihi H...
Research used in developing the SCAB assessment tool
Request sent to New Zealand Police by S. Paurini on .
Awaiting response.
Please provide me will all research used by police in developing the SCAB assessment tool indicators. Yours faithfully, Seann Paurini
I'd like to remind you that 20 working days have passed since I made my request for information about why the new 105 online service specifies that...
Awesome thanks. Yours sincerely, Hugh Davenport
Information about red light running policies
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Long overdue.
Can I get an update on this please? Yours faithfully, Hugh Davenport
Requesting official policy on red light runners
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Long overdue.
Can I get an update on this please? Yours faithfully, Hugh Davenport

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