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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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New Zealand Police

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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