New Zealand Police Forensic Services and accreditation to international standards.

Sean Doyle made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Sean Doyle

Dear New Zealand Police,
In the past, has any forensic service provided by the New Zealand Police been accredited to an international standard? For example, has the Document Examination Section previously been accredited to ISO/IEC 17025?
If any service has been accredited in the past, then when was that accreditation gained, when did it cease and what was the standard?
Why are New Zealand Police Forensic Services not accredited to an international standard?

Yours faithfully,

Sean Doyle

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Sean

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act 1982 request below, received by Police on 5 May 2023.

Your reference number is IR-01-23-13801.

You can expect a response to your request on or before 2 June 2023 unless an extension is needed.

Ngā mihi
Catherine
Ministerial Services
Police National Headquarters

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Kia ora Sean

I refer to your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request below. The OIA requires that we advise you of our decision on your request no later than 20 working days after the day we received your request. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to meet that time limit and we are therefore writing to notify you of an extension of the time to make our decision, to 16 June 2023.

This extension is necessary as consultations necessary to make a decision on your request are such that a proper response cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit. If we can get a response to you sooner than this new extended date, we will absolutely do so.

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

Kind regards,
Sophie
Ministerial Services

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