Policy on Diplomatic Protection Service observing crimes

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

The request was refused by New Zealand Police.

From: Alex Harris

Dear New Zealand Police,

Do the NZ Police have a policy on what members of the Diplomatic Protection Service should do if they observe a crime or apparent crime being committed while they are engaged in escort duties? If so, I'd like a copy.

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fyi.org.nz website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.
Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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Liam left an annotation ()

Is there any background to this request Alex?

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Alex Harris left an annotation ()

Pretty obvious: https://fyi.org.nz/request/2653-account-...

Asking for the policies - what DPS staff _should_ do - would help inform the public discussion, both of this case and any future ones.

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Maybe a more open-ended question would get the information needed. When its paid they are Police officers and should uphold the law, I presume there is a policy document about their duties and responsibilities to the escorted person, over other crimes observed.

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