Transparency in terms of police officers' complaints history

Chance Lake made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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

From: Chance Lake

Dear New Zealand Police,

I was reading with interest the issue of transparency (in America) in terms of making publically available individual police officer conduct history and complaints accrued over their working lifetimes.

This seems to be a reasonable request given the similar standards placed upon health professionals who can be looked up individually in most first world systems.

Is there a similar system in NZ?

Yours faithfully,

Chance Lake

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Dear Chance

 

I refer to your Official Information Act requests of 14 March. You asked
for:

 

-       Information about New Zealand Police processes pertaining to
releasing ‘individual police officer conduct history and complaints
accrued over their working lifetimes’; and

 

-       ‘[…] information on the exact process that takes place after a
complaint is made against a police officer. Is there a protocol for how
the complaint is processed, and if relevant, any indication as to what
happens to said officer (retraining, work suspension, dismissal) depending
on the seriousness of the complaint against them?’

 

Pursuant to section 15A of the Official Information Act 1982, I have been
asked to advise you of the requirement to extend the time limit to respond
to your request. The period of the extension is until 21 April 2017.

 

The reason for the extension is that the time required for the
consultations necessary to make a decision on the request is such that a
proper response cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit.

 

You have the right, under section 28(3) of the Official Information Act
1982, to ask the Ombudsman to investigate and review my decision to extend
the time limit for deciding upon your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

[1]http://nzpintranet/resources/Secure%20Im... Ali Sedgwick
Ministerial Services Advisor |
Ministerial Services | New Zealand
Police
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 [2][email address
Police National Headquarters, 180
Molesworth Street, Thorndon, PO Box
3017, Wellington 6011
[3]www.police.govt.nz

 

 

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