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If you have received your response outside the system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

844 requests

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Dear Mr Sutherland Please find response to your OIA Request kind regards Justin Dahm Ministry of Health -
Speeding Infringement Data & Information
Request to New Zealand Police by Alan Candy. Annotated by Alan Candy on .
Partially successful.
As there doesn't seem to be any other place to make this report, I'll update here, for those who might be interested. I received the OI. The case ret...
People locked in court cells
Response by New Zealand Police to Ophelia on .
Dear Ophelia   I have been asked to send you the attached response to your request of 18 January 2017.   Kind regards     [1]http://nzpin...
Dear Chance I have been asked to send you the attached reply to your information request.   Teresa McMahon Ministerial Services , Police Natio...
Main subject of complaints against Police
Response by New Zealand Police to Peter T-Clarke on .
Awaiting classification.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  P...
Road Safety Vehicle Colours
Response by New Zealand Police to Anthony Jordan on .
Partially successful.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  P...
Stats and views on closure of relationships aoteoroa
Response by New Zealand Police to Philip Walker on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Philip,   Official information request for ‘Mental Health’ and ‘Threatens/Attempts Suicide’ data.   I refer to your official information...
What period are you wanting covered and I assume you are wanting national stats?   Secondly around 99% of Road Watch are responded to by way of lett...
Request to New Zealand Police by Richard. Annotated by Richard on .
After consultation with the Ombudsman, Police has advised that they do have a contract with The Hacking Team, and could not rely on the withholding pro...
Job Descriptions
Response by New Zealand Police to JennyM on .
Long overdue.
Dear Jenny   On behalf of the Commissioner, I acknowledge your request of 13 January 2017. You asked for ‘full job descriptions including duties a...
Dear Ms Anthrope On behalf of the Commissioner I acknowledge receipt of your official Information Act request of 1 May 2017. You have requested the...
Employment Investigations
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by JennyM on .
Long overdue.
PLEASE RESPOND URGENTLY or explain your refusal to answer. Yours sincerely, JennyM
All video footage of Pike River
Response by New Zealand Police to Luke Chandler on .
Handled by post.
Dear Mr Chandler Could you please provide back to me a postal address to which the material you requested can be sent.  It is unable to be provided...
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  Pol...
Mr Johnston   Please find a response to your recent request attached.   [1]New Mike Webb Zealand National Manager: Risk, Assurance and Commissio...
Good morning David   I refer to your request below dated 17 March 2017 in which you requested -  Can you please provide search warrants, evidence sh...
Dear Mr Johnston   I have been asked to send you the police response to your Official Information Act request of 17 March. Please find Police’s re...
Response by New Zealand Police to Chris White on .
Reported for administrator attention.
Dear Chris,   For us to process this OIA request, you need to provide proof that Avonside Trust is the owner or the landlord of the property.   Pl...
Dear Mr Pritchard   I refer to your request received on 6 July 2015 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) relating to information on the t...
Mt.Wellington Residential School
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Ross Stewart on .
Long overdue.
I would like to ask for an internal review, asking why the response requesting information sent on February 15, 2017 regarding Mt.Wellington Reside...
Police interviewing of child witnesses
Response by New Zealand Police to Ross Francis on .
Long overdue.
Dear Mr Francis I refer to your request for the following information:   Have Police used the publication "Child Development" as a guide to how...
Project Balance
Response by New Zealand Police to Grant Carroll on .
Dear Grant   Request for Information   I refer to your request dated 12 April 2017 in which you requested a copy of the "Project Balance Decis...
30 April 2017 As I said before - 'don't know, can't know' as a response, is a little disappointing. Perhaps, it is indicative of the rarity, or even...
Good morning, we have received the below email from you requesting your audio calls into the 111 line.   We require some form of photo ID, such as a...
Request for police record
Response by New Zealand Police to Patricia Heikoop on .
Long overdue.
Hello Patricia   Thank you for your email.  Your OIA request has been lodged for response.   Kind regards Police Public Affairs -----Patricia He...

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