Official Information Act Request Regarding Law Enforcement Officer Duties on 26 June 2023

Liam Hehir made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

The request was successful.

From: Liam Hehir

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am writing to make an Official Information Act request in relation to a reported incident that occurred in Christchurch on 26 June 2023 at around 3.00 pm. This incident, as reported by media, involved an alleged theft at a motorcycle shop, during which local individuals performed what was described as a citizen's arrest.

The incident was later reported in the New Zealand Herald:

I am seeking the following specific information:

1) The number of police officers in the Christchurch area who were on duty at the time of the aforementioned incident.

2) How many of these officers were carrying out duties specifically related to traffic law enforcement during the same period.

This request is being made to provide a better understanding of police resources allocation in the Christchurch area at the time of the incident, and to provide context to the actions taken by the police in relation to the reported incident.

Under the provisions of the Official Information Act, I am looking forward to receiving this information within 20 working days.

If my request is too broad or does not sufficiently identify the desired records, I would be grateful for guidance on how to refine my request.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Liam Hehir

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Hello Liam


Police’s response to your request – IR-01-23-20161 – is attached.


Kind regards


Sonia Bauerfeind

File Management Support Officer
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