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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

839 requests
I request the following information under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982: Any New Zealand Police manual, rules, guidelines, a...
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...
Information recorded when confiscating or seizing firearms.
Response by New Zealand Police to Ian McDonald on .
Awaiting response.
Kia ora Ian I refer to your request of 28 September 2019 as below. Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982.  K...
Licenced Firearms Owners who have had firearms seized.
Response by New Zealand Police to Ian McDonald on .
Awaiting response.
Kiaora Ian Irefer to your request of 28 September 2019 as below. Yourrequest is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982.  K...
Amount of finance charges.
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Sushil Kumar on .
Awaiting response.
I do not want to file a case on anyone but i just want to know about some charges on my vehicle finance since the finance company declared that every...
Tactical Options Reporting Data January-December 2018
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Awaiting response.
Kia ora Mark I refer to yourrequest of 1 October 2019 for TOR data. Ihave been asked to let you know that Police requires an extension of time in...
Michael John Dudley missing person case file
Response by New Zealand Police to Alex Douglas on .
Awaiting response.
  From: [email address] [mailto:[email address]] Sent: Tuesday, 8 October 2019 8:32 AM To: MCMAHON, Teresa <[email address]> Subject: Fw: Officia...
"Use of force and Police dogs" chapter of the Police manual
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Kia ora Lee, Thank you for you apology, I appreciate it. It would be great if, in the future, Police's responses to requests for official informati...
National Gang List
Response by New Zealand Police to Sam Mellor on .
Awaiting response.
Dear Mr Mellor, I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below.  Your  request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.  ...
Swipe card record in relation to the death of Samuel Jacob Fischer
Request to New Zealand Police by Mr Wild. Annotated by Mr Wild on .
Successful.
The information from this request verifies the limited scene of death investigations undertaken by NZ police. More detailed scene of death informati...
Recruitment Candidate Pool Timeframes
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr Holmes, I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below.  Your  request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.  ...
  Raewyn Thomson Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [1][email address]  Police National Headquarters, 180...
Dear Joanna   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police Nati...
Dogs shot by NZ police officers in last 5 years
Request to New Zealand Police by Alan Johnstone. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
You may be interested to know that NZ Police have recently released more information regarding their use of force against animals. This includes the nu...
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...
Dear Matthew Theunissen   Please find the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police National He...
Dear Alex   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Kind regards   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Officer Ministeri...
Age of recruiting
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr J Stewart on .
Partially successful.
Dear J   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ngā mihi   Hannah Wright-McCarthy Minis...
Dear Stuart Yeates,   Please see attached letter in response to request 07/08/2019.   Regards,   Counties Manukau Police         ==========...
Pursuit kilometres travelled
Response by New Zealand Police to Mike Button on .
Refused.
Dear Mr Button,   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards, Ministerial Services PNHQ...
Operation Faga
Request to New Zealand Police by Mr Brailsford. Annotated by Grant Carroll on .
Awaiting classification.
What a joke and a complete obstruction of the OIA. The operation order for Operation Faga was released here two years ago with virtually nothing redact...
use of tear gas and other NLW in riot control
Response by New Zealand Police to K. L. Ng on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear K. L. Ng Please find the attached response. King regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters  ================================...
Tactical options animal data
Response by New Zealand Police to Emmy Rākete on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora Emmy   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Kind regards   Ministerial Services...
Number of peormits to import fire arms issued by
Response by New Zealand Police to ingar dose on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Ingar,   Unfortunately the review process for your response has taken longer than anticipated and we will be unable to forward your response th...
Ref: 180220/5896
Response by New Zealand Police to david skyrme on .
Partially successful.
Hi David The original request was emailed to the email address you provided as below. The hard copies were sent out in the mail on the same day.  ...

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