Speeding by police vehicles tracked with GPS

Barry Murphy made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Barry Murphy

Dear New Zealand Police,

I'd like to understand for the last 12 month period individually by month, how many police vehicles have gone over the speed limit by 4km/h or more. I assume these vehicles are GPS tracked, so the data should be readily available. If at all possible, I'd also like to know if they were engaged in a pursuit or have an active critical job when doing so.

I am trying to gauge how many police vehicles are travelling above the posted speed limit and not being on an urgent case requiring speeding to save lives as I have witnessed speeding above 4km/h on many occasions in the past and would like to understand why common people dont have any tolerance.

Yours faithfully,


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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Barry

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request below, received by Police on 29 September 2022.

Your reference number is IR-01-22-29996.

You can expect a response to your request on or before 28 October 2022 unless an extension is needed.

Ngā mihi
Ministerial Services
Police National Headquarters

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Tēnā koe Barry                     

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by New Zealand Police on 29 September 2022.


Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with this


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