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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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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Requesting a police officer running red light case file
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Hugh Davenport on .
Successful.
Thanks for that. Can I please get a response to my other request https://fyi.org.nz/request/9226-requesting-information-about-a-red-light-running-bu...
Dear Hugh   I have been asked to send the attachedresponse.   Ngā mihi   MinisterialServices Police NationalHeadquarters ==============...
Ross   Good afternoon   Please see attached letter with respect to your Official Information Act request with respect to the Christchurch Civic Cr...
Arrests Relating to Prostitution
Response by New Zealand Police to Jessica Lim on .
Partially successful.
Dear Jessica, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thanks for your Official Information Act (OIA) request dated 23 November 2018 in which you requested informa...
NZ Police Codes
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Partially successful.
Hi Thomas I am advised that although the codes supplied to you are the official Police codes, officers may use older codes that they are more used to...
Successful Recruit Applications Breakdown
Response by New Zealand Police to Thomas Holmes on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Holmes   Please find attached the New Zealand Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Kind regards   Hannah Wr...
Conflict of Interest Policy document
Response by New Zealand Police to Alex Dye on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Alexander   I refer to your Official Information Act request of 15 January 2019 as below.   Your request is being actioned pursuant to th...
Storage and retention of TASER (tasercam) and body cam footage
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr Cope on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr Cope   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services Advisor Police National Headquarte...
Temporaraly missing firearm in police arms store
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Successful.
Dear Malcolm Request for information Thank you for your letter dated 13 October 2018, following on from your request dated 17 May 2018 requesting...
    Raewyn Thomson Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters   =============================================================== WA...
Location of red light cameras
Response by New Zealand Police to Victoria Volkova on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Victoria Volkova,   The red light cameras are not under the management of the Police. You need to contact Auckland Transport to get the info....
Sorry to say that there is a good probability that you were not speeding WHEN the photograph says that you were. The following is a standard reply tha...
Request for officers first & surname
Response by New Zealand Police to Arko on .
Awaiting classification.
11 January 2019 Arko BRABANT C/-  [FOI #9370 email] Dear Arko As per our phone conversation this morning, where I provided you those details, plea...
Dear Jesse   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police Natio...
Dear Nathan, Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 08/08/2018 which you requested "copes of all correspondence (interna...
Total number of illegal weapons stats
Response by New Zealand Police to Paula Hulburt on .
Partially successful.
Good morning Paula   The information you have requested is publicly available from the police website via the attached link   [1]http://www.polic...
Perfect, thanks Barry :) Yours faithfully, Hugh Davenport
RE no reply yet
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Kieran Geraghyt on .
Withdrawn by the requester.
No need for it Yours faithfully, Kieran Geraghyt
Information regarding malicious prosecution
Response by New Zealand Police to Nathan Sanders on .
Awaiting classification.
Hi there Have you had time to consider the email below? Hoping to get a response from you ASAP as there is a potential I will need to request an exte...
Dear Rex Landy Please find attached a response to your Official Information request of 17 September 2018. Kind regards S Talagi Ministerial Servic...
Four AR15 rifles seized in West Auckland Raid
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr Lock   Please find attached our response to your recent POIA as tabled below.   Regards Roger  
File 180530/9369
Response by New Zealand Police to Dionne Nicolai on .
Long overdue.
Hi Dionne I have sent you instructions on your private email. Kind regards, Hannah Wright-McCarthy Ministerial Services Officer Ministerial Servic...
Dear Mr Docking Please find attached a response to your request of 14 November 2018. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters...
Internal Process Leading to Withdrawal from Auckland Pride Parade
Response by New Zealand Police to Joel A Walsham on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon Please find attached a response to your Official Information request of 22 November 2018. Yours sincerely Ministerial Services Poli...
Christchurch old police station
Response by New Zealand Police to Aaron on .
Refused.
Dear Aaron   I refer to your Official Information Request of 5 August 2018 for the following information, received by Police:   What's being d...

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