Policy to identify people at increased risk of false emergency raids

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From: James Sullivan

Dear New Zealand Police,

There is a known problem globally, and specifically the US, of malicious actors making false emergency calls to trigger armed police responses on targets. This is commonly known as 'swatting' https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022...

I would like to know if NZ Police has any policy or process where individuals can identify themselves at increased risk of such crimes.

Yours faithfully,

James Sullivan

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Tēnā koe James

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by New Zealand Police on 17 August 2022.
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA. You can expect a
response to your request on or before 14 September 2022.
Kind regards, Dylan
Ministerial Services PNHQ



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