Protecting Crowded Places Strategy

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From: Scott

Dear New Zealand Police,

This is a request for information relating to the Police-led protecting crowded places strategy.

For the Crowded Places Advisory Group New Zealand, I would like to request a copy of their terms of reference.

For the Business Advisory Group New Zealand and Community Advisory Group New Zealand I would like to request:

1. A copy of their terms of reference
2. The identity of the chairperson
3. The identity of every member of the group, and the company or community group they represent

And finally, for the New Zealand Security Association’s Crowded Places Security Advisory Group I would like to request:

1. A copy of their terms of reference
2. The identity of every company represented in the group’s membership
3. A copy of any formal agreement between NZSA or CPSAG and Police (as for instance a Letter of Agreement) that sets out the CPSAG-Police working relationship
4. All email communications between Police and NZSA and/or the members of CPSAG relating to the group’s establishment

Yours faithfully,

Scott

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Scott

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

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA. You can expect a response to your request on or before 3 September 2021.

Kind regards, Michelle
Ministerial Services PNHQ

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New Zealand Police


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Kia ora Scott

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

Kind regards, Brittany
Ministerial Services PNHQ

 

 

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From: Scott

Dear New Zealand Police,

Thank you for your reply of 2 September. I would like to make a follow up request for some information regarding Police interactions with the New Zealand Security Association and their Crowded Places Security Advisory Group.

1) It has been reported that "the NZSA hosted a 23 February meeting attended by Police and a small group of industry representatives to talk crowded places and the potential for industry involvement." I request a copy of whatever documents Police hold that summarise this meeting and its outcomes.

2) It has also been reported that "Police has since greenlighted the idea of a new [NZSA] advisory group under the Strategy," despite earlier expressing the view that security industry involvement in the Crowded Places Strategy would be inappropriate "due to conflict of interest." I request:

Copies of all documents, including meeting minutes and internal communications, that deal with the decision to allow security industry involvement in the Crowded Places Strategy.

3) I request copies of all email communications between Police and the NZSA on the topic of the Crowded Places Strategy, dated since the beginning of this year.

4) I request copies of all email communications between Police and security consultant and CPSAG chair Sir Kenneth McKenzie, dated since the beginning of this year.

For your reference, the quotes above are sourced here: https://defsec.net.nz/2021/08/03/nzsm-20...

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Scott

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by New Zealand Police on 10 September 2021.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA. You can expect a response to your request on or before 8 October 2021.

Kind regards, Michelle
Ministerial Services PNHQ

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New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Scott
 
I refer to your request received by Police on 10 September 2021 for the
following information:

 

 1. It has been reported that "the NZSA hosted a 23 February meeting
attended by Police and a small group of industry representatives to
talk crowded places and the potential for industry involvement." I
request a copy of whatever documents Police hold that summarise this
meeting and its outcomes.
 2. It has also been reported that "Police has since greenlighted the idea
of a new [NZSA] advisory group under the Strategy," despite earlier
expressing the view that security industry involvement in the Crowded
Places Strategy would be inappropriate "due to conflict of interest."
I request:

Copies of all documents, including meeting minutes and internal
communications, that deal with the decision to allow security industry
involvement in the Crowded Places Strategy.

 3. I request copies of all email communications between Police and the
NZSA on the topic of the Crowded Places Strategy, dated since the
beginning of this year.
 4. I request copies of all email communications between Police and
security consultant and CPSAG chair Sir Kenneth McKenzie, dated since
the beginning of this year.

 

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, 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 4 November 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
[1][email address].
 
Ngā mihi
Fiona
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

 

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