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If you have received your response outside the system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

875 requests

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    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  P...
We request the following information for the purpose of participating in the Royal Commission inquiry into the attack on Christchurch Mosques....
Maps for districs
Response by New Zealand Police to Kieran Geraghyt on .
Good morning   This information is available at: [1]     We have a high level map, and...
Wrongful Convictions
Response by New Zealand Police to Ross Francis on .
Morning Ross,   Please find a letter in relation to your request attached.   Kind regards,   Rachel   Canterbury OIA Team Leader | File Managem...
Donut Runs
Response by New Zealand Police to Jo on .
Good afternoon   I can confirm that this information is not held for any period.   Nga mihi   Ministerial Services -----Jo <[FOI #10660 email]>...
Kia Ora Marcus   Thank you for your request for information dated 20 August 2019. Please see attached response.   If you have any further quer...
When is the annual TOR report covering 2018 due to be published?
Request to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
August has now ended and the 2018 TOR report has not been published. I've sent a follow-up request asking for the new due date and the reason for the d...
Minister of Police on 14th may 2016
Response by New Zealand Police to Ross Stewart on .
Long overdue.
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address'   Thank you for your email, it has been forwarde...
Road Checkpoint Incident
Response by New Zealand Police to C Fuller on .
Awaiting classification.
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...
Kia ora Hugh   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ng ā mihi   Ministerial Services...
Police action at Ihumātao 5 August 2019
Response by New Zealand Police to Kris Wehipeihana on .
Partially successful.
Dear K Wehipeihana,   Please see attached letter in response to request 05/08/2019.   Regards,   Lauren MacMenigall Counties Manukau Records....
Number of methamphetamine arrests in Southland
Response by New Zealand Police to Blair Jackson on .
Awaiting classification.
Hi Blair, Please find attached your OIA response.   Kind regards, Jerram       [1]Description: Description: Description: Jerram Watts Descrip...
Causes of fatal crashes in New Zealand 2000 onward
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Wilson on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mark   Please find attached the response to your request of 22 July 2019 for information under the Official Information Act 1982.   Regar...
Copy of a call made to 111
Response by New Zealand Police to John Hosie on .
Good Morning Mr Hosie   On 27 July 2019 you requested the following information from Police:   “Could I please have a copy of the 111 call made...
Information regarding a recent campaign
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Mr Hugh Davenport, Please find attached an additional response to IR-01-19-16905.       Regards, Perry Dinnan                             ...
Information regarding the community roadwatch form
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Long overdue.
Can I please get an update on this. Yours faithfully, Hugh Davenport
Requesting official policy on red light runners
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Long overdue.
Can I please get a response to this. I note it is overdue, and the Police have failed to even acknowledge receiving this request. Yours faithfully...
Information about red light running policies
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Long overdue.
Can I please have an update on this. I note this is grossly overdue and I hope that the Police take their legal responsibilities of the OIA seriousl...
Police communications - CRN:18096001618
Response by New Zealand Police to Nathan Sanders on .
Partially successful.
  Dear Nathan SANDERS   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 23rd of June 2019 in which you requested:   I reque...
Comms center for islands
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Kieran Geraghyt on .
Thank you for taking the time to write the in depth response, That has summed everything plus more up for me. Have a great day. Yours sincerely,...
Definition of "gang"
Response by New Zealand Police to Sharna Butcher on .
Partially successful.
Dear Sharna   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Kind regards   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Officer Ministe...
Sent to the Ombudsman: I had made a...
Location of Fixed and Regular Speed Camera Locations
Response by New Zealand Police to Daniel Johns on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr Johns,   Please find attached our response to your OIA request.   Kind regards, Ministerial Services ==============================...
OIA response time statistics
Request to New Zealand Police by J Devere. Annotated by J Devere on .
Ombudsman complaint made - it is really unlikely that the information requested is not contained in the database.
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.

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