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 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 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, please:

  • Discuss your request with them if you feel comfortable doing so. If not, you may ask for correspondence to be through
  • 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, to the email address from which the original request was sent (see below).

Response received directly?

If you have received your response outside the system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1029 requests
New Police Pursuits Policy
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Awaiting classification.
Tēnā koe Ti   I hope this email finds you well.   I am emailing in regards to your recent Official Information Act 1982 request (IR-01-20-3860...
Poilce use of social media surveillance tools
Response by New Zealand Police to Scott on .
Awaiting classification.
Tēnā koe Scott   I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by NZ Police on 1 March 2021.   Your request...
Police Manual chapters related to intelligence collection
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Sebastian on .
Awaiting response.
I would like to request copies of these 14 Police Manual chapters: 1) Covert Human intelligence source 2) Intel - Collection management 3) Intel...
Temporary carriage of firearms directives records January 2021
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna on .
Awaiting response.
Tēnā koe, Thank you for your letter of extension on Friday. Could you please let me know what specific consultations are necessary to make a decision...
NZ Police understanding of "intended recipient"
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Amy S Van Wey Lovatt on .
Awaiting response.
I am quite confused by your response. Are you saying that the NZ Police does not have any documents, including reference to case law or references t...
Kia ora Scott Thank you for your email. I'm pleased you have found the information you require. I will close your withdrawn request. Ngā mihi Sarah...
Dear Mark Hanna   I refer to your email of 25 February 2021.   Police have responded to your correspondence dated 18 January 2021 in a 25 Febr...
Tactical Options Reporting Data January-December 2018
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mark Hanna   Please find attached correspondence.   Ngā mihi   Billy Clemens Information Management Coordinator: Response and Operat...
Road Checkpoint Incident
Response by New Zealand Police to C Fuller on .
Dear Mr/Ms C Fuller,   Thank you for your email.   I can confirm that Police has charged the individual concerned in relation to the incident.  Ho...
Dear Mr Johns,   Please find attached our response to your OIA request.   Kind regards, Ministerial Services ==============================...
Dear Mr Eddy I attach the response to your information request to Police. Yours sincerely Teresa McMahon Ministerial Services | New Zealand Poli...
  Dear Bella, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thanks for your request dated 12 April 2019 for the following information: “data relating to charges of s...
Dear JD Sun   Please find the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police National Headquarters...
Good morning   Your request for this information to Oranga Tamariki was transferred by them to NZ Police for response and is underway. We received i...
Talkgroup Identification
Response by New Zealand Police to Neens B on .
Partially successful.
See attached.   Regards,   Inspector Ian Harris A/National Operations Manager Communications Centres E  [1][email address]     =====...
Dear David   Please find attached the response to your request of 14 February 2019 for information under the Official Information Act 1982.  ...
Hello George   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Nick Fountain Ministerial Services Advisor Police National...
Conflict of Interest Policy document
Response by New Zealand Police to Alex Dye on .
Long overdue.
Dear Alexander   I refer to your Official Information Act request of 15 January 2019 as below.   Your request is being actioned pursuant to th...
Michael John Dudley missing person case file
Request to New Zealand Police by Alex Douglas. Annotated by Jane Allan-Lane on .
Hi Alex I am Michael Dudley's niece and I have a copy of his police file as I am the main family contact. Can you please email me at
Hamilton City Incident Breakdown
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Partially successful.
Good Morning Thomas, I refer to your request for information made under the Official Information Act 1982  You have asked for: In relation to this...
Police Officers Name from Officer ID
Response by New Zealand Police to Luke Hamilton on .
Kia ora Mr Hamilton   Your request has been considered in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982.   I enclose the following informa...
Dear Mr McCarthy,   I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request (OIA) received below by New Zealand Police on 11 January 2021....
Facial Recognition Technologies
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Chen on .
Long overdue.
Good morning Andrew,   I would like to clarify what documentation you are looking for to better assist you. The request is still very broad and if...
Fixated Threat Assessment related query
Response by New Zealand Police to Ian Froggatt on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora Ian Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Police on 14 December 2020. Kind r...
Hello again Mr Strickland,   I have emailed the district and also wanted to let you know that your file isn't due for release until the 26 January....

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