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James Scott made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

The request was refused by New Zealand Police.

From: James Scott

Dear New Zealand Police,

Can I please have a list of the registration plates of all "undercover" (unmarked) police vehicles that are based at Palmerston North Police Station?

If this is not specifically available please use your best judgement to provide the requested information in it's best available form (eg. By listing the licence plates of these vehicles in the district).

Yours faithfully,

James

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Dear Mr Scott
 
I  acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below.  Your  request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.

 

Kind regards

Ministerial Services

PNHQ

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To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police
<[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: James Scott <[FOI #11685 email]>
Date: 19/11/2019 03:39PM
Subject: Official Information request - Undercover

Dear New Zealand Police,
Can I please have a list of the registration plates of all "undercover"
(unmarked) police vehicles that are based at Palmerston North Police
Station?
If this is not specifically available please use your best judgement to
provide the requested information in it's best available form (eg. By
listing the licence plates of these vehicles in the district).
Yours faithfully,
James
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Attachment Scott James IR 01 19 31580 OIA Response Letter.pdf
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Dear Mr Scott
 
Please find attached our response to your OIA request.

 

Kind regards

Ministerial Services

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From: James Scott

Dear New Zealand Police,

Thank you for your response.

However, I do not accept your assertion that the release of the information I have requested would be likely to prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation and detection of offences and the right to a fair trial.

Under Section 19 (a) (ii) could you please explain how a list of number plates that relate to a presumably large fleet of unmarked police vehicles, can realistically have any such prejudicial effect on the maintenance of law. Bear in mind that a considerable amount of crime is detected by marked police vehicles and the release of this information is more likely to have an increased (if any) rather than decreased effect on crime prevention. I don't believe it has any impact on the investigation of crime or right to a fair trial.

Please also explain how the explanation you provide will be "likely" (ie. More likely than not) to occur if you released the requested information.

Yours faithfully,

James Scott

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