Use of "thin blue line" imagery on official social media

Mr Cope made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Mr Cope

Dear New Zealand Police,

I would like to know more about the image used in these post on social media websites Twitter and Facebook and the accompanying changes to the profile picture of those accounts on June 19, 2020, as posted at the following URLs:

1. Is the "thin blue line" considered acceptable current Police branding?

2. Whereas this imagery is currently associated with fascists overseas, is this still considered "politically neutral"? I refer to the "Social media policy" as of February 14, 2020.

3. Who authorised the use of the "thin blue line" imagery for this post? Rank and role is sufficient.

4. Please provide a list of flags and insignia currently approved for wear by Police staff on duty. I was unable to find such material on your website.

I am a New Zealand Citizen and reside in New Zealand.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Cope

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New Zealand Police

Dear Mr Cope
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by NZ Police on 19 June 2020.
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.
Kind regards
Ministerial Services

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Kia ora Mr Cope
Please see attached the response to your OIA request.  Please accept our
apologies for the delay.
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