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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

960 requests

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Followup on overdue responses to OIA requests
Request to New Zealand Police by J Devere. Annotated by J Devere on .
Partially successful.
Responses were received eventually.
Background of 10-5 number
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Crow on .
Partially successful.
Dear Andrew I have been asked to send the attached response. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters =====================...
Dear Mr Judd,   Please find attached our response to your OIA request.   Kind regards, Ministerial Services ===============================...
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...
Requesting case files
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Davenport   Request for Information IR-01-19-18247   I refer to your correspondence dated 03.07.2019 in which you requested: "I would...
Research used in developing the SCAB assessment tool
Response by New Zealand Police to S. Paurini on .
Partially successful.
Dear Seann,   Please find attached our response to your OIA request.   Kind regards, Ministerial Services =================================...
Dear Hayden Please find the attached response. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters ===================================...
Fusion Centres
Response by New Zealand Police to Valerie Morse on .
Partially successful.
Dear Valerie Please find the attached correspondence. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters ============================...
New Zealand Police Pipe Band
Response by New Zealand Police to Adam Darton on .
Partially successful.
Dear Adam Darton Please see the attached letter which I send in relation to the recent OIA requests you have made of NZ Police. Jon White President...
Information on use of police dogs
Request to New Zealand Police by Simon Garlick. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Partially successful.
I wonder how NZ Police defined "serious" injuries in their response here. They provided this information in response to a question asking about long te...
Mosque repair work
Response by New Zealand Police to Daryl Trask on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Daryl Please find the attached response to your request. kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters ====================...
Head Injury/Concussion Claims Pertinent to Police Cars
Request to New Zealand Police by Anthony Jordan. Annotated by Anthony Jordan on .
Partially successful.
A very poor response If one is to assume that a employer must take all practicable steps to prevent injuries, surely the employer needs to know what...
Costs Pertaining to Police Cars
Response by New Zealand Police to Anthony Jordan on .
Partially successful.
Dear Mr Jordan I attach the reply to your information request. Kind regards Teresa McMahon Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police Police Nat...
Afternoon Mark, The District Commander’s knowledge of the risk assessment completed for this event, and that of anyone else who attended the meetings,...
Fire & Complaints
Response by New Zealand Police to Zachariah Davis on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Davis,   Following correspondence with the Ombudsman’s office, Police have reconsidered our response to your 23 February 2019 Official Inf...
Police armament
Response by New Zealand Police to Emmy Rākete on .
Successful.
Afternoon Emilie,   Thank you for your request below.   Your request has been considered in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 and...
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...
Please advise the status of this request. It is well past the statutory time-frame. Yours sincerely, Scott Dunning
Early Case Closure policy
Response by New Zealand Police to Cody C on .
Successful.
Dear Cody Please find the attached response. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters  ====================================...
Dear Mr Eddy I attach the response to your information request to Police. Yours sincerely Teresa McMahon Ministerial Services | New Zealand Poli...
Good afternoon Your request has been received and assigned. Ngā mihi Renée
Overdue requests
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Long overdue.
I'm just letting you know that you have several overdue requests for myself that you are not responding to when I ask for the status. Please reply t...
Mosque repairs
Response by New Zealand Police to Daryl Trask on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon   We have your OIA on the mosque repairs and it is underway. I apologise for the delay in sending the response to you.   Nga mihi...
Fleeing drivers in the Southland district
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Blair Jackson on .
Long overdue.
Please respond to this overdue OIA request. Yours faithfully, Blair Jackson
OIA requests received by police
Request to New Zealand Police by Lance O'Riley. Annotated by Lance O'Riley on .
Partially successful.
Thanks Mark. Truly disappointing that the police refused the majority of this request, especially given the time frames they took to answer the reque...

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