New Zealand Police

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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

923 requests
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Request to New Zealand Police by Grant Carroll. Annotated by Lisa on .
Partially successful.
Interesting. I am having the same issue with the insolvency office not understanding the OIA process. They also sent me the complete wrong information...
Dear Prof Geddis   I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by NZ Police on 4 May 2020. As you are awar...
Northland state highway roadblocks
Response by New Zealand Police to Grant Carroll on .
Long overdue.
Dear Mr Carroll   Please accept my apologies for our failure to provide a reply to the following question in our response:   "1) Was the setting u...
Number of Sworn and Non-sworn Employees
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora Thomas   I have followed-up regarding your request for information IR-01-20-7382.   I have been provided the following update;   IR-01-20...
CARD Manuals, SOP's, and Policies
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon Thomas   Thank you for correspondence in regards to your information request IR-01-20-5722:   "I am writing to request a copy of al...
Kia ora Alan   Please find attached the response to your correspondence of  17 March 2020.      Police's response to Covid-19 has had a severe...
Good afternoon Paul   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by NZ Police on 04/04/2020.   Please ac...
Total number
Response by New Zealand Police to Victoria Anne on .
Awaiting classification.
Hi Victoria   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by NZ Police on 23/04/2020.   Please accept our...
Capabilities of Body Armour System (BAS)
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Rennison on .
Awaiting classification.
Hi Andrew   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by NZ Police on 02/05/2020.   Kind Regards   Mi...
Fleeing Driver and Urgent Duty Driving Policies
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora Thomas   Thank you for your understanding.   I have followed-up regarding your request and have been provided with an update.   IR-01-20...
Sexual Violence charging and prosecution guidelines
Response by New Zealand Police to Zane Collins on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr Collins   I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by NZ Police on 26 May 2020.   Your request...
Reason(s) for using lights and sirens
Response by New Zealand Police to T Edwards on .
Partially successful.
Dear  T Edwards   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 04/03/2020 in which you requested: * Please see full request...
Armed Response Team Trial
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, received by NZ Police on 25 May 2020.   Your request...
Search warrants
Response by New Zealand Police to David Morris-Bamber on .
Long overdue.
Kia ora   Please find attached the response to your correspondence of  20 February 2020.      Police's response to Covid-19 has had a severe im...
Type information held at the police
Response by New Zealand Police to Zane Collins on .
Long overdue.
Kia ora Zane   Please find attached the response to your correspondence of  11 March 2020.   Police's response to Covid-19 has had a severe im...
Payments as part of legal action
Response by New Zealand Police to BAW Russell on .
Successful.
Kia ora Russell Please find attached the NZ Police response to your request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ ============================...
Dear H Campbell   I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by NZ Police on 28 April 2020. As you are a...
Auror Platform
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Partially successful.
Good evening Mr Holmes. I am pleased to be able to send you the two documents referred to below, complete with the grounds for redaction noted approp...
Taser Procurement
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Partially successful.
Kia ora Thomas   Please find attached the response to your correspondence of  24 February 2020.      Police's response to Covid-19 has had a se...
Cause of delay of my last OIA.
Request to New Zealand Police by Andrew Crow. Annotated by Luke on .
Awaiting classification.
What do you make of the Police's letter and the attached emails? By the way, the attached emails are not available for download from fyi.org.nz.
Good afternoon,   Official Information Act Request   Acknowledging receipt of your Official Information Act request, received on 20 May 2020,...
Complaints
Response by New Zealand Police to Paul White on .
Partially successful.
  =============================================================== WARNING The information contained in this email message is intended for the ad...
Gang raids
Request to New Zealand Police by Mark Montgomery. Annotated by Mark Montgomery on .
Partially successful.
Partial refusal on a couple of parts of the request, stating that they don't collect some records centrally! The information I was seeking can is not c...
Use of Facial Recognition Technology
Response by New Zealand Police to Kendra Cox on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Ms Cox   I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by NZ Police on 13 May 2020. As you are aware, P...
Use of Facial Recognition Technology
Request to New Zealand Police by Kendra Cox. Annotated by Kendra Cox on .
Awaiting response.
This request had a mistaken name for the software company involved in the Police use of facial recognition technology. A new request with the correc...

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