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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

977 requests

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Sexual Violence charging and prosecution guidelines
Response by New Zealand Police to Zane Collins on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon Zane   Please see attached your OIA received by NZ Police 26/05/2020.   Kind regards   Rikki   Ministerial Services PNHQ   =...
Police Manual - Civil Defence Emergency Management
Response by New Zealand Police to Riki G on .
Successful.
Kia ora Rikki    Please find attached the reply to your correspondence of 02 March 2020.   Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ ========...
Storage and retention of TASER (tasercam) and body cam footage
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr Cope on .
Partially successful.
Dear Mr Cope   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services Advisor Police National Headquarte...
Number of Sworn and Non-sworn Employees
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Successful.
Good afternoon Thomas   Please see attached your response to OIA received by the NZ Police on 09/03/2020.  We hope you can accept our apology for th...
Dear Mr Holmes,   Please refer to the attached letter in responding to your Official Information Act Request made on 22/03/2020.   Thank you.  ...
Outrageous Fortune and Westside.
Response by New Zealand Police to James Scott on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora James   Apologies, those redaction's were made in error.   I have attached now the appropriate redaction copies.    Kind regards  ...
It's incredibly disappointing that NZ Police have ignored your clear request that the information you asked for should be released in a searchable form...
Hi Simon,   Please find attached your OIA response.   Kind regards, Jerram       [1]Description: Description: Description:   Description...
Dear CM I refer to your request of 2 February 2018 in which you asked for the following information: “Transcripts of 111 calls made resulting in sea...
Dear Carolyn Long   I apologize, the accompanying information was not attached in our previous response, please find attached in full the reply to...
Facebook Video
Request to New Zealand Police by James Scott. Annotated by James Scott on .
Information not held.
I made a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman did commence an investigation, but I closed the file upon receiving a satisfactory exp...
Policy/Procedures RE: Personal Information
Response by New Zealand Police to Amy Ferguson on .
Partially successful.
Kia ora Amy   Please find attached the response to your correspondence of  02 February 2020.    Police's response to Covid-19 has had a severe...
I received a call from Constable Neil Pimenta on 9/6/20 at 17.28 hours today and when I could not take the call he messaged (17.29hours) to say I sho...
Operation Faga
Request to New Zealand Police by Mr Brailsford. Annotated by Mr Brailsford on .
Partially successful.
The grounds of refusal are currently under investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman.
Ihumātao related Police Expenditure
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr Brailsford on .
Partially successful.
Good morning We have reviewed your request for information and now provide updated Police response as attached. Regards Counties Manukau Records a...
Reason for Police Helicopter presence at night
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Matt Shepherd on .
Long overdue.
I would like to request information as to why the police helicopter flies around in the early hours of the morning, most nights, it seems since the...
Taser Procurement
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Successful.
Hi Thomas,   In regards to your follow-up enquiry about question 4 of your OIA request relating to Police Tasers, I can elaborate that New Zealand...
Snapshot police cell occupancy
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Successful.
Mōrena   Checking off some end of year filing and discovered this was sent to the wrong FYI address back in November. I apologise for any inconvenie...
Privacy Act
Response by New Zealand Police to James Scott on .
Awaiting classification.
Good morning James   Please see attached your reply for OIA IR-01-20-4086 received by the NZ Police on 12/02/2020.  Please accept our apology for th...
Good afternoon Andrew   Please see attached your OIA reply, received by NZ Police on 04/05/2020.   Kind regards   Rikki-Lee Ministerial Services...
Dear Mark   Please find attached the response to your request of 22 July 2019 for information under the Official Information Act 1982.   Regar...
use of tear gas and other NLW in riot control
Response by New Zealand Police to K. L. Ng on .
Partially successful.
Dear K. L. Ng Please find the attached response. King regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters  ================================...
Police Tolerances
Response by New Zealand Police to Joseph on .
Successful.
Please find the attached response. Kind regards, Ministerial Services PNHQ =============================================================== WARNI...
Arrests made on school grounds
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Successful.
Good afternoon   I have been asked to forward the attached response to your request for information to you.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services...
ANPR (Automated number plate recognition) usage
Response by New Zealand Police to Nick Bolton on .
Successful.
Dear Nick   Please find attached the reply to your correspondence of 04 November 2019.   Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ =========...

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