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From: James Scott

Dear New Zealand Police,

First Security personell patrol the streets of Palmerston North overnight on most weekends when the towns bars/nightclubs are very busy. I request the following information about the relationship between First Security and New Zealand Police.

1). A copy of any contract/agreement between Police and First Security in relation to their personell performing these patrols in Palmerston North.

2). If not already answered by information provided in relation to (1), a description of the tasks being performed by First Security on behalf of Police.

3). An explanation as to why First Security personell have access to non public areas of Palmerston North (and potentially other) Police Station(s). I have personally seen first security staff swipe in to non public areas of the station in the absence of Police staff. If they do not usually have access themselves and had borrowed an access card, why was this allowed by Police?

4). Given First Security staff have access to non public areas of the Police Station, what steps are taken to prevent these staff gaining access to sensitive information about offenders or members of the public that First Security and their staff are not entitled to collect (nor Police entitled to disclose, with or without intention) under the Privacy Act.

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 #11712 email]>
Date: 23/11/2019 07:22PM
Subject: Official Information request - First Security

Dear New Zealand Police,
First Security personell patrol the streets of Palmerston North overnight
on most weekends when the towns bars/nightclubs are very busy. I request
the following information about the relationship between First Security
and New Zealand Police.
1). A copy of any contract/agreement between Police and First Security in
relation to their personell performing these patrols in Palmerston North.
2). If not already answered by information  provided in relation to (1), a
description of the tasks being performed by First Security on behalf of
Police.
3). An explanation as to why First Security personell have access to non
public areas of Palmerston North (and potentially other) Police
Station(s). I have personally seen first security staff swipe in to non
public areas of the station in the absence of Police staff. If they do not
usually have access themselves and had borrowed an access card, why was
this allowed by Police?
4). Given First Security staff have access to non public areas of the
Police Station, what steps are taken to prevent these staff gaining access
to sensitive information about offenders or members of the public that
First Security and their staff are not entitled to collect (nor Police
entitled to disclose, with or without intention) under the Privacy Act.
Yours faithfully,
James
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From: James Scott

Dear New Zealand Police,

The Office of the Ombudsmen do not have their OIA request calculator online at present.

However, by my manual calculation a response to this request was due 23/12/2019.

Could you please send the response or advise me why the delay is necessary?

Yours faithfully,

James Scott

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From: MAUNDER, Renee
New Zealand Police

Kia ora

 

Ministerial Services is closed for the Christmas break, we will be back on
6 January 2020.

 

 

Renee

 

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Good Morning Mr Scott,

     
I refer to your request for information dated 23 November 2019.
 
Please now find attached our response to your request.
 

Thanks

Jenny Street
Central District Police

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From: Merle Lavin


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Hello James,

 

NZ Police have transferred part of your LGOIMA request to PN City Council
to respond to.  This relates to Question 1 and 2 of your request.   

 

PN City Council received this request on 7 January 2020.  I am writing to
acknowledge receipt of your official information request. 

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 13/2/20 being 20 working days after the day your
request was received.  This response date takes into account summer
holidays (25/12/19 to 15/1/20) and Waitangi Day (6/2/20).

 

If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of
an extension of that timeframe.

 

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.

 

Thanks,

Merle

 

MERLE LAVIN  l  Democracy & Governance Support Officer
Palmerston North City Council  l  Private Bag 11034  l  Palmerston North
P: +64 (6) 3568199  l  F: +64 (6) 355 4115  l  [1]www.pncc.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

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Hello James,

 

Further to your LGOIMA request which was transferred to PNCC by NZ
Police. 

 

I am writing to advise that Palmerston North City Council has no
contractual relationship with First Security.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

Merle

 

MERLE LAVIN  l  Democracy & Governance Support Officer
Palmerston North City Council  l  Private Bag 11034  l  Palmerston North
P: +64 (6) 3568199  l  F: +64 (6) 355 4115  l  [2]www.pncc.govt.nz

 

From: Merle Lavin
Sent: Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:55 AM
To: [FOI #11712 email]
Subject: FW: TRANSFER OF PART OF AN OFFICIAL INFORMATION REQUEST TO PNCC
[#771E5B]

 

Hello James,

 

NZ Police have transferred part of your LGOIMA request to PN City Council
to respond to.  This relates to Question 1 and 2 of your request.   

 

PN City Council received this request on 7 January 2020.  I am writing to
acknowledge receipt of your official information request. 

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 13/2/20 being 20 working days after the day your
request was received.  This response date takes into account summer
holidays (25/12/19 to 15/1/20) and Waitangi Day (6/2/20).

 

If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of
an extension of that timeframe.

 

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.

 

Thanks,

Merle

 

MERLE LAVIN  l  Democracy & Governance Support Officer
Palmerston North City Council  l  Private Bag 11034  l  Palmerston North
P: +64 (6) 3568199  l  F: +64 (6) 355 4115  l  [3]www.pncc.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

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