Police Vehicles in NZ

Joshua Rogers made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Joshua Rogers

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am writing to request information on vehicles currently owned and operated by the New Zealand Police.

I would like the following information in an excel spreadsheet or CSV file format.

- A list of all police vehicles registrations, make/models and operational use.
- Amount of vehicles operated strictly by the Armed Offender Squad.
- Amount of vehicles with marked liveries.
- Amount of vehicles unmarked with police liveries.
- Amount of Booze Buses and Paddy Wagons nationwide.
- Amount of Delta/Dog specific vehicles.
- Total amount of Police Vehicles in operation.

- With each of these please include their operational base/station (E.g - Counties Manukau)

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Rogers

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Joshua

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by NZ Police on 10 February 2022.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.

You can expect a response to your request on or before 10 March 2022.

Ngā mihi
Ministerial Services
Police National Headquarters

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Mr Rodgers left an annotation ()

"Number" of vehicles, not "amount". You can't have half a police car.

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Joshua Rogers left an annotation ()

@Mr Rodgers - They both have the same meaning, I'm not sure what you are implying with "half a police car". I'm sure the NZ Police will completely understand but thanks for the input.

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Mr Rodgers left an annotation ()

I'm sorry, I'm just being pedantic.
If you were baking a cake, the "number" of eggs would be specified (say 2). The "amount" of flour would also be specified, (say 3 to 3 1/2 cups).

"Amount" or "quantity" is a measure of something like a volume or weight. "Number" is the count of something.

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Thomas Holmes left an annotation ()

Just to be pedantic Mr Rodgers, technically you could you less than a whole vehicle.

A quick Google search shows that a Holden VF Commodore wagon has a mass of around 1,866kg. The engine block is roughly 200kg.

Therefore if a Police Holden VF Commodore Wagon is needing an engine replacement and the engine block is no longer in the vehicle, this would equate to 1,666kg out of 1,866kg = 0.89 of the vehicle.

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Attachment Joshua Rogers IR 01 22 3720 Final Response.pdf
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Attachment IR 01 22 3720 copy of Police vehicle inventory as of 21 January 2022.xlsx
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Tēnā koe Joshua                                  

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request, received by New Zealand Police on 10  February 2022.


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