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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

850 requests

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Good morning   The below is the most recent response we have sent to RNZ about firearms licenses. The way the system is set up, and the volumes we d...
Thanks for that. I remind you of my additional request made on the 30th. Not due left, but just wanting to make sure it doesn't get lost. In addit...
Thank you for your investigation so far, but I no longer need this information anymore. Yours sincerely, Marianne Woollin
Hi Chris Thanks for your follow-up email dated 9 May 2019 relating to bike theft on Devonport Wharf. In investigating criminal offences Police gat...
NZ Firearm Licences 2017
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Good afternoon I have asked the team working on the responses to both of your overdue requests for an update and they have advised that the drafts are...
Requesting case files
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Successful.
Thank you, would be good if this quality assurance is done prior to release of information in the future. Would save time on all parties involved, a...
Police callouts for domestic violence
Response by New Zealand Police to Kate McIntyre on .
Successful.
Hi Kate Thanks for your Official Information Act (1982) request dated 12 April 2019 in which you requested the total number of family/whanau/domesti...
Dear Kate   Please find the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police National Headquarters  ...
Offence Information
Response by New Zealand Police to Lance O'Riley on .
Partially successful.
Dear Lance, REQUESTFOR INFORMATION Thanks for your Official Information Act (1982) request dated 11 March 2019 in which you requested the followin...
Good afternoon We would need a waiver or a request from a person involved in the complaint. I understand that at least one person involved has chosen...
Ref-180511/8716
Response by New Zealand Police to gerard byrne on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   We have received your request and are processing it under the Privacy Act. The file you have requested contains your personal infor...
Police callouts for mental health
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Successful.
Dear Ti, REQUESTFOR INFORMATION Thanks for your Official Information Act (1982) request dated 18 March 2019 in which you requested the following i...
Firearms use by Police
Response by New Zealand Police to Lance O'Riley on .
Partially successful.
I am at an all day course 24/05 and 27/05. Please email [email address] if urgent
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...
Firearms incidence
Response by New Zealand Police to Emmy Rākete on .
Long overdue.
Dear Emilie, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thanks for your Official Information Act (1982) request dated 28 February 2019 in which you requested the fol...
Lawful basis for herbicide usage
Response by New Zealand Police to P Kelly on .
Refused.
Hello   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters   [1]wordmark...
Geoff Scott Investigation II
Response by New Zealand Police to Ross Francis on .
Partially successful.
Dear Ross   Please find the attached response. (2 attached)   Ngā mihi   MinisterialServices PoliceNational Headquarters ==============...
Police Costs for Tasman Fires
Response by New Zealand Police to Alan Thompson on .
Successful.
Hi Alan   Information attached as requested   File Management Centre Tasman Police District   =================================================...
Structure chart
Response by New Zealand Police to Grant Carroll on .
Successful.
Good afternoon Grant.   Please find attached response to your request for the Organisation Chart/Structure Chart for the Northland Police District...
Dear J   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ngā mihi   Hannah Wright-McCarthy Minis...
Requesting case files
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Long overdue.
Hello   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters   [1]wordmark...
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address' Thank you for your email. Information that may a...
Details surrounding the death of Troy Dubovskiy
Request to New Zealand Police by Mr. Wilson. Annotated by Mr. Wilson on .
Refused.
Updated request to mark as refused. I won't contact ombudsman, but I will try to see if the Coroner report will be available once it's completed.
Dear Hugh My apologies. Please find attached the attachment mentioned. Ngā mihi Hannah Wright-McCarthy Ministerial Services Advisor Police National...
Number of police callouts to address
Response by New Zealand Police to M Moore on .
Awaiting classification.
Good Afternoon   Please find attached our reply to your request dated 22/4/19.   Thanks   Jenny Street Central District Police ========...

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