Structure charts

Grant Carroll made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Grant Carroll

Dear New Zealand Police,

Pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982 please provide me with copies of the Organisation Charts / Structure Charts for the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Eastern police districts.

I confirm that I am a New Zealand citizen resident in New Zealand.

Many thanks for your help with this.

Yours faithfully,

Grant Carroll.

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New Zealand Police

Good Morning Grant,
I refer to your request for information made under the Official
Information Act 1982
You have asked for:
Dear New Zealand Police,
Pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982 please provide me with
copies of the Organisation Charts / Structure Charts for the Waikato, Bay
of Plenty and Eastern police districts.
I confirm that I am a New Zealand citizen resident in New Zealand.
Many thanks for your help with this.
Yours faithfully,
Grant Carroll.
I have considered your request under the OIA 1982, and refer you to the NZ
police website for this information that is available to the public.
[1]https://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/stru...
Please consider this request now closed.
You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision if you are
not satisfied with Police’s response to your request.
Kind regards 
Kane Hunia
Sergeant
Waikato Information Requests Team

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From: Grant Carroll

Dear New Zealand Police,
You are either having trouble understanding my OIA request or your response is some sort of a joke.

If I had wanted to look at a map of the Waikato Police District I would have gone to the web page you have directed me to. My request was to be provided with Organisation Charts / Structure Charts of the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Eastern police districts not to be directed to a map of the Waikato Police District.

I wonder if you would mind re-considering my request or do I just need to make a complaint to the Ombudsman?

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Grant Carroll.

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New Zealand Police

Good Morning Mr Carroll,

The web link that I provided to you was for the New Zealand Police
organisational command structure for the whole country.

From there you are able to find and research the command structure from
the Police Commissioner down to the 12 District Commanders and subsequent
Area Commanders and locations of the Area Headquarters. 

The Area Commanders are Commissioned Officers holding the rank of
Inspector.

In each Area there are a number of different managers being both
Inspectors and Senior Sergeants managing Sergeants and Detective
Sergeants.

The Sergeants and Detective Sergeants supervise up to 8 Constables or
Detectives per working group, ie PST, CIB, Youth, Prosecutions, Strategic
Traffic Units, Highway Patrol Group, Dog section etc etc

In regards to your specific question of;

Please provide me with  copies of the Organisation Charts / Structure
Charts for the Waikato, Bay   of Plenty and Eastern police districts.

I am declining your request under Section 6(c) OIA 1983 as there is
potential for an operational risk to the organisation in exposing the
safety of Police staff and resources working within the three Police
Districts. In declining your request it is under S.6(c), preventing the
risk of offending against the Police as an organisation by exposing how
and what the structure and organisation charts look like and more
importantly how and when Police staff resources are deployed. 

This is a matter of confidentiality to the organisation so that the Police
can safely carry out their duties required of them.

You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision if you
are  not satisfied with Police’s response to your request.

Kind regards

Kane Hunia

Sergeant

Waikato Information Requests Team

 

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From: Grant Carroll

Dear Sergeant Hunia,
Detailed structure/organisation charts for the Canterbury and Auckland City Police Districts and basic structure/organisation charts for the Northland, Waitemata and Counties-Manukau Police Districts have previously been provided following recent OIA requests by me on the FYI.org.nz website.

Coincidentally, a very detailed breakdown of staff in the Wellington Police District was released on this website in response to an OIA request by another person as recently as yesterday.

So I am at a complete loss to know why this information can't be provided for the three districts I have asked about but can be released for six of the other police districts in the country. Irrespective of your reasoning, on the basis of the above, I will make a complaint to the Ombudsman.

Yours faithfully,

Grant Carroll.

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New Zealand Police

Dear Sir,
Perhaps you should try the eastern and BOP districts directly as I only
process requests for the Waikato District.
Regards
Kane Hunia
To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police
<[1][New Zealand Police request email] >
From: Grant Carroll < [2][FOI #11521 email]>
Date: 01/11/2019 02:47PM
Subject: Re: Official Information Act request for Organisation Charts /
Structure Charts for the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Eastern police
districts.

Dear Sergeant Hunia,
Detailed structure/organisation charts for the Canterbury and Auckland
City Police Districts and basic structure/organisation charts for the
Northland, Waitemata and Counties-Manukau Police Districts have previously
been provided following recent OIA requests by me on the FYI.org.nz
website.
Coincidentally, a very detailed breakdown of staff in the Wellington
Police District was released on this website in response to an OIA request
by another person as recently as yesterday.
So I am at a complete loss to know why this information can't be provided
for the three districts I have asked about but can be released for six of
the other police districts in the country.Irrespective of your reasoning,
on the basis of the above, I will make a complaint to the Ombudsman.
Yours faithfully,
Grant Carroll.

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addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

"Perhaps you should try the eastern and BOP districts directly as I only process requests for the Waikato District."

That's not your problem. Your request has been received by NZ Police. If it needs to be transferred elsewhere within the organisation, that is their responsibility. Not yours.

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From: Grant Carroll

Dear Sergeant Hunia,

My request was made to New Zealand Police via the FYI.org.nz website.

My understanding of the Official Information Act 1982 is that if a request needs to be transferred internally within the organisation it was directed to that is the responsibility of that organisation and not the responsibility of the requester.

I would therefore be grateful if my request could be transferred internally within New Zealand Police if that is considered necessary.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Grant Carroll.

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Grant Carroll left an annotation ()

Many thanks for your annotation Mark, which is helpful, as usual.

I think I might be dealing with someone with less knowledge of the OIA than you have.

Cheers.

Grant.

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