2 August 2021
[FYI request #16081 email]
Request for information
Thank you for your email dated 14 July 2021 requesting the following information
pursuant to the Of icial Information Act 1982:
For every multi-agency group or forum which Police are a member of alongside a
private investigation company or security consultancy, I request the following
1. The name of the group
2. The date the group formed (month and year)
3. The identity of all agencies and companies represented in the group’s
4. The purpose of the group
With respect to your request I enclose the following information:
The only known multi-agency groups or forums which Police are a member of
alongside a private investigation company or security consultancy is the Crowded
Places Security Advisory Group.
Police also have a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the New Zealand Security
Association (Inc) which does not have a specific name.
The Crowded Places Security Advisory Group was formed in September 2020.
The LOA between Police and the New Zealand Security Association (Inc) was
written in August 2018.
The following agencies and companies are represented in the Crowded Places
Security Advisory Group:
• Combined Threat Assessment Group
• Department of Internal Affairs
• Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
• Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
• Ministry of Transport
• New Zealand Police
• New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
• Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency
• Protective Security Requirements
Police and the New Zealand Security Association (Inc) are the only agencies
involved with the LOA.
The purpose of the Crowded Places Security Advisory Group is to help owners
and operators of crowded places protect the lives of people working in, using,
and visiting their crowded place.
The purpose of the LOA with the NZ Security Association is outlined in the
document which has been provided.
I trust that this information wil be sufficient to answer your request. If you are not
satisfied with my response to your request, you have the right to complain to the
Of ice of the Ombudsman and seek an investigation and review of my decision.
National Criminal Investigations Group
Police National Headquarters