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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

839 requests

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Reports of thefts of drugs.
Response by New Zealand Police to David Johnston on .
Successful.
Dear David,   Official information request for ‘Theft of Drugs’ offence data.   I refer to your official information request dated March 15, 20...
Police officers qualified to use a taser
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Hanna I attach the reply to an information request you made of Police.   Ministerial Services , Police National Headquarters, 180 Moleswo...
Interviewing of child witnesses
Response by New Zealand Police to Ross Francis on .
Long overdue.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  P...
Costs of phone providers in NZ to release customer data
Request to New Zealand Police by Cody C. Annotated by Cody C on .
Refused.
Last update: Ombudsman advised that the information is definitely commercially sensitive, even though similar countries overseas with similar informati...
Deaths in Police Custody
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Successful.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Executive and Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police Ext: 44126...
Guidelines for processing information requests
Request to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna. Annotated by Luke on .
Partially successful.
At some stage, it would be interesting to see their guides on "Introduction to disclosure of information" and "Disclosure under the Privacy Act 1993" t...
The Lidar Radar User Manual 2015
Response by New Zealand Police to Max Tongue on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Tongue Attached is the response to your information request.   Ministerial Services , Police National Headquarters, 180 Molesworth Stree...
Dear Mr Johnston   I have been asked to forward to you Police’s response to your Official Information Act request. Please find Police’s response a...
Request for information attached   From: David Johnston <[FOI #5569 email]> Date: 17/03/2017 04:14PM Subject: Official Information request - Eviden...
REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION WHERE ALL INFORMATION IS WITHHELD           30^th March 2017     David Johnston.   Request for I...
Request for Information from Port Hills Fires
Response by New Zealand Police to Kieran on .
Awaiting classification.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  Pol...
Transcript of 111 call
Response by New Zealand Police to Dave Doel on .
Long overdue.
Hi Dave,   I have requested an update from the appropriate department.   Regards,   Police Public Affairs. -----Dave Doel <[FOI #2968 email]> w...
ATTN: Whanganui Area Inspector
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Oliver on .
Long overdue.
I live in Taihape. It is easier and cheaper to obtain P than weed. I am concerned that you're district's strategy in tackling the harm that is cau...
Police vehicle tracking
Response by New Zealand Police to Cody C on .
Refused.
Dear Cody C Thank you again for your further enquiry. I understand you are referring to a police car found burnt out in Meremere and whether it had bee...
Good afternoon Cody   I have been advised that Police’s position does not change. The amount spent indicates the size of investment in capability...
Active members Across 24 hours in Auckland
Request to New Zealand Police by Mike Brennan. Annotated by Cody C on .
Successful.
A tad ridiculous to say that Police have no idea how many staff are working during those hours. Do they not roster staff? I'm also fairly certain that...
As attached,   Kind regards =============================================================== WARNING The information contained in this email mes...
Dear Mr Johnston Attached is the response to your information request of 4 March 2017   Teresa McMahon Ministerial Services , Police National H...
Compliance with the Official Information Act
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Mr Hanna   Please find a response to your recent request attached.   [1]New Mike Webb Zealand National Manager: Risk, Assurance and Commission o...
Hi David, This has just been brought to my attention. I have sent Teresa the email address to be able to respond to request 5484. Note that admins...
Number of Unatural Deaths In Custody in Prisons
Request to New Zealand Police by Ian Andrews. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Refused.
Kia ora Ian, Data has been made available this afternoon on the Corrections website that includes some of the information you had requested. The spre...
Tactical Options Research Reports
Request to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Raw Tactical Options Reporting data for the 1 July 2016 - 31 December 2016 reporting period has been released by NZ Police in response to a request by...
Dear Mr Johnston   I attach the response to an information request you made to Police.       ==============================================...
Dear Mr Gousmett   Please find attached two more documents in response to your request.   Kind regards     [1]http://nzpintranet/resources...
Dear Arthur,   Please find attached the New Zealand Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Yours sincerely,   [1]New...

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