Review of NZ Police Response to the Whakaari/White Island Disaster

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From: Alan Thompson

Dear New Zealand Police,

NZ Police undertook a major role in the response to the Whakaari/White Island Disaster. There does how seem to be some confusion as to the NZ Police role in terms of the NZ Coordinated Incident Management System which is mandated by Government as the system to be used to manage such and multi-agency events. NZ Police has advised that Civil Defence were the Lead Agency whereas CD have advised that for the SAR phase of the response Police were the Lead Agency and their role was one of support only.

Be that as it may, it is written into Police policy that a Review or "Debrief" is undertaken for major SAR operations.

Under the terms of the OIA I request a copy of the formal Review or Debrief undertaken by NZ Police following the Whakaari/White Island Search and Rescue operation undertaken in December last year.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Thompson
Lower Hutt
NZ Citizen

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New Zealand Police

Kia ora 

I refer to your request of 30 June 2020 as below.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act
1982. 

Kind regards

Hannah

Ministerial Services

PNHQ

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From: "Alan Thompson" <[FOI #13189 email]>
Date: 30/06/2020 09:56AM
Subject: Official Information request - Review of NZ Police Response to
the Whakaari/White Island Disaster

Dear New Zealand Police,
NZ Police undertook a major role in the response to the Whakaari/White
Island Disaster.  There does how seem to be some confusion as to the NZ
Police role in terms of the NZ Coordinated Incident Management System
which is mandated by Government as the system to be used to manage such
and multi-agency events.   NZ Police has advised that Civil Defence were
the Lead Agency whereas CD have advised that for the SAR phase of the
response Police were the Lead Agency and their role was one of support
only.
Be that as it may, it is written into Police policy that a Review or
"Debrief" is undertaken for major SAR operations.
Under the terms of the OIA I request a copy of the formal Review or
Debrief undertaken by NZ Police following the Whakaari/White Island Search
and Rescue operation undertaken in December last year.
Yours faithfully,
Alan Thompson
Lower Hutt
NZ Citizen
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