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Process and Procedures for notifying Next of Kin of an accidental death or suicide

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From: Maria Lilley

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am a New Zealand citizen and resident.

Please provide a copy of your processes and procedures in relation to notifying family of a death or suspected suicide of their family member.

Please provide information about how you decide who amongst Next of Kin should receive this sensitive information first.

Please specifically provide information about whether or not there are protocols in place about, in the first instance, notifying people under the age of majority of the death or suspected suicide of a family member.

Yours faithfully,

Maria Lilley

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Tēnā koe Ms Lilley

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by New Zealand Police on 6 April 2021.

 

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA.

 

You can expect a response to your request on or before 5 May 2021.

 

Ngā mihi
Sarah

Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police National Headquarters Wellington

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New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Ms Lilley
 
I refer to your request of 6 April 2021 for the following information:

 

Please provide a copy of your processes and procedures in relation to
notifying family of a death or suspected suicide of their family member.

Please provide information about how you decide who amongst Next of Kin
should receive this sensitive information first.

Please specifically provide information about whether or not there are
protocols in place about, in the first instance, notifying people under
the age of majority of the death or suspected suicide of a family member.

 

I have been asked to advise you that Police requires an extension of time
in which to respond to your request, pursuant to section 15A(1) of the
Official Information Act (OIA). Specifically, section 15A(1)(b),
consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are such that a
proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the
original time limit..

 

Police require until 11 May 2021 to provide a substantive response to your
request.

 

You have the right, under section 28(3) of the OIA, to make a complaint to
an Ombudsman about this extension.

 

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request with us, including this
decision, please feel free to contact
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Ngā mihi
Fiona
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

 

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From: Maria Lilley

Dear Ministerial Services,

Thank you.

Look forward to your response by 11/05/2021.

Yours sincerely,

Maria Lilley

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police


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Kia ora Maria

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by New Zealand Police on  6 April 2021.

Kind regards, Brittany
Ministerial Services PNHQ

 

 

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addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
error, please email or telephone the sender immediately

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