11 March 2020
Our Reference: IR-01-20-1367
Email: [FYI request #12031 email]
I am writing in response to the email you submitted 9 January 2020. Your request
has been considered pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982. Specifically you
1. If the review into bodycameras is still closed due to budgetary constraints.
If it is still closed, then I would also like to known what the public can do to
have the review reopened with greater transparency.
I am interpreting your request regarding a ‘review into bodycameras’ to mean the
research project Police commenced in 2018.
On 26 March 2018 the Police Executive Leadership Board requested the research
and evaluation group to undertake research into the use of body worn cameras.
The project was placed on hold later in 2018 as the resources were applied to
other operational activities which at that time took priority over this scoping
At the present time, further work into the use of body worn cameras has not
If you are not satisfied with my response to your request, you have a right under
section 28(3) of the Official Information Act 1982 to ask the Office of the
Ombudsman to seek an investigation and review of my decision.
Andrew Sissons National Manager: Response & Operations
Police National Headquarters
180 Molesworth Street. PO Box 3017, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.
Telephone: 04 474 9499. Fax: 04 498 7400. www.police.govt.nz