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If you have received your response outside the system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1191 requests

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Police responding to Ambulance call outs
Response by New Zealand Police to Jason on .
Dear Jason   Please find attached the reply to your correspondence of 5 December 2019.   Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ =========...
Firearms information
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Partially successful.
Kia ora Malcolm   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your request.   Our sincere apologies for the delay in sending this to you....
Number of peormits to import fire arms issued by
Response by New Zealand Police to ingar dose on .
Partially successful.
Mōrena   Please see attached response to your request for information.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services ======================================...
Kia ora Mr Wild Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.  Ngā  mihi Ministerial Services Police Nat...
Dear K Joy   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ ====...
Good morning   I apologise for the way that table came through to you. It looks like it lost its formatting and became near unreadable. I have att...
Kia ora Hugh Please see the attached.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ =============================================================== W...
Amount of finance charges.
Response by New Zealand Police to Sushil Kumar on .
Reported for administrator attention.
Good morning Sushil,   We have been unable to reach you on the number you supplied however I have left a message on your voicemail this morning with...
Tēnā koe, Thank you for the update. I've received the response now, and I really appreciate the thorough answers to all of my questions. Ngā mihi,...
Dear Mark Hanna   Please find attached correspondence.   Ngā mihi   Billy Clemens Information Management Coordinator: Response and Operat...
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...
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...
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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