Sharing results of IPCA inquiries to overseas agencies

JennyM made this Official Information request to Independent Police Conduct Authority

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Independent Police Conduct Authority should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: JennyM

Dear Independent Police Conduct Authority,

Please give me a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding and information sharing between the IPCA and New Zealand Police and Queensland Police that allows NZ Police to
share otherwise private and non-publishable material and information with another agency during employment inquiries?

Please also advise if this covers a period post employment and if
so, what is the length of that time period?

Yours faithfully,
Jenny Mondial

Link to this

From: IPCA Enquiries
Independent Police Conduct Authority

Email Waiver: Important notice

This email sent to you is a response from the IPCA to your email address
given by you as a result of your email/s to the IPCA. By responding to you
by email, the IPCA will not accept any responsibility whatsoever as a
result of other persons that may or shall have access to your email
address. It is important that you exercise care to ensure your email
address is protected.

CONTENTS OF THIS MESSAGE ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE LEGAL RULES OF DISCLOSURE

WARNING

This e.mail, (including attachments) is intended solely for the person(s)
or entity to whom it is addressed and the information it contains is
confidential in terms of the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act
1988. Any disclosure, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this
e.mail may be unlawful.

If you have received this e.mail in error, please notify the sender by
return e.mail, fax (+64 4 499 2053), telephone 0800 503 728 or +64 4 499
2050 and delete the e.mail.

Link to this

From: Pieter Roozendaal
Independent Police Conduct Authority

Good afternoon.

Your request for information from the Authority is declined. The Authority is not subject to the Official Information Act.

Kind regards

Pieter Roozendaal
Manager: Complaints
Independent Police Conduct Authority, PO Box 25221, Wellington 6146, Aotearoa New Zealand

Ph:  +64 4 499 2050    Mob:  +64 27 434 1138    Fax: +64 4 499 2053
Email: [email address]

www.ipca.govt.nz

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: JennyM

Dear Pieter Roozendaal,

With respect Mr Roozendaal, you will note I did not make the request under the OIA or Privacy Act.

Please supply a copy of the MOU - or, if the MOU is with Police please advise.

Yours sincerely,

JennyM

Link to this

Thomas Roberts left an annotation ()

In which case, they can just say yeah nah and ignore you?

Link to this

JennyM left an annotation ()

Yep pretty much. The IPCA is a law unto itself it would appear, and there seems to also be no way of making them accountable save by way of Statement of Claim in the Court system. It's interesting isn't it. INDEPENDENT Police Conduct Authority uses POLICE to undertake its CIVIL investigations. They approach them like CRIMINAL investigations and the results are all up the boo-wai to say nothing of them being unable to be made accountable. Even if you do want to complain about the officers who undertook the investigation, to whom do you complain about them? Oh the IPCA ........ it's a sham really.

Link to this

From: JennyM

Dear Pieter Roozendaal,

Please supply a copy of the MOU which allows overseas enforcement agencies to access members' complaint records.

Yours sincerely,

JennyM

Link to this

From: Pieter Roozendaal
Independent Police Conduct Authority

Good afternoon

The Authority has no such MOU and cannot provide this accordingly.

Pieter Roozendaal
Manager: Complaints
Independent Police Conduct Authority, PO Box 25221, Wellington 6146, Aotearoa New Zealand

Ph:  +64 4 499 2050    Mob:  +64 27 434 1138    Fax: +64 4 499 2053
Email: [email address]

www.ipca.govt.nz

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: JennyM

Dear Pieter Roozendaal,

Please provide a copy of the MOU which gives implied consent between NZ Police and other international Police forces, allowing an overseas enforcement agency to request or know about members' complaint records as part of pre-employment checks with that other agency.

Yours sincerely,

JennyM

Link to this

From: Pieter Roozendaal
Independent Police Conduct Authority

Good afternoon

You appear not to understand that Police and IPCA are two separate, independent organisations. I have no right to provide you with anything that is owned by Police and nothing to do with IPCA.

Pieter Roozendaal
Manager: Complaints
Independent Police Conduct Authority, PO Box 25221, Wellington 6146, Aotearoa New Zealand

Ph:  +64 4 499 2050    Mob:  +64 27 434 1138    Fax: +64 4 499 2053
Email: [email address]

www.ipca.govt.nz

show quoted sections

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Independent Police Conduct Authority only: