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To: the New Zealand Police (NZP); NZP Agents,

Cite: Section 7(1) of the Policing Act 2008: There continues to be an instrument of the Crown known as the New Zealand Police;

You are required to provide your service in answer to the following:

1) Please confirm whether or not the interpretation for "the Crown" mentioned in the above section of the Policing Act is in reference to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second;

2) If "the Crown" in the Policing Act is not in reference to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, please provide the legal interpretation for "the Crown" as it is interpreted specifically in that Act;

3) Please confirm whether or not constables who swear an oath are bound to uphold the laws of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second;

4) Please confirm whether or not constables who DO NOT swear an oath, but make an affirmation instead, are bound to uphold the laws of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second;

5) Please confirm whether or not constables are, once sworn, always on duty whether in uniform or not, and whether at work or not;

6) Please confirm whether or not NZP and its constables operate to enforce the law under Admiralty/Maritime jurisdiction, or under Common Law jurisdiction, or both;

Please provide, as soon as practicable, a reasonable time frame as to when an official response to this request can be given,

Thank you,

Te Kaitukutono.

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New Zealand Police

Kia ora 
I refer to your request of 27 June 2020 as below.
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act
1982. 

Ngā mihi

Hannah
Ministerial Services

To: "OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police"
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From: "che" <[FOI #13166 email]>
Date: 27/06/2020 10:26PM
Subject: Official Information request - Points of Confirmation.

To: the New Zealand Police (NZP); NZP Agents,
Cite: Section 7(1) of the Policing Act 2008: There continues to be an
instrument of the Crown known as the New Zealand Police;
You are required to provide your service in answer to the following:
1) Please confirm whether or not the interpretation for "the Crown"
mentioned in the above section of the Policing Act is in reference to Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second;
2) If "the Crown" in the Policing Act is not in reference to Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth the Second, please provide the legal interpretation for
"the Crown" as it is interpreted specifically in that Act;
3) Please confirm whether or not constables who swear an oath are bound to
uphold the laws of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second;
4) Please confirm whether or not constables who DO NOT swear an oath, but
make an affirmation instead, are bound to uphold the laws of Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth the Second;
5) Please confirm whether or not constables are, once sworn, always on
duty whether in uniform or not, and whether at work or not;
6) Please confirm whether or not NZP and its constables operate to enforce
the law under Admiralty/Maritime jurisdiction, or under Common Law
jurisdiction, or both;
Please provide, as soon as practicable, a reasonable time frame as to when
an official response to this request can be given,
Thank you,
Te Kaitukutono.
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