Aviation Safety and RPAS/Drones – Searches for Operators/Drones

Allen Reynolds 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: Allen Reynolds

Allen REYNOLDS
Auckland
New Zealand

05 April 2018

NZ Police

Dear Sir or Madam

Official information request: Aviation Safety and RPAS/Drones – Searches for Operators/Drones

Please supply the following information under the Official Information Act (OIA):

For the period 01 January 2016 to 31 March 2018

Please supply details of any Police searches, ‘activities’ or ‘operations’ to locate the operator of any drone (RPAS), or to locate any drone (RPAS), whether the drone was being operated legally or not

Specifically indicate if the Police were requested to search, etc, by Airways
Specifically indicate if the Police were requested to search, etc, by CAA
Specifically indicate if the Police conducted the search, at the behest of others (name them), or on their own volition

Listing –
- date and time
- location, and aerodrome name and ICAO code if within 4 km
- RPAS details
- details of other aircraft involved
- nature of the incident, including details of people, and any injuries…
- agencies involved and their actions – eg. CAA, Police, Airways, TAIB, military…
- outcomes – eg. Court case, fines, drone/operator not found…

If you need any more information from me please let me know as soon as possible.

I understand that a decision on a request for information under the OIA should be made within 20 working days of receiving that request.

If you do not normally deal with official information requests, or you need advice on dealing with this request, guidance is available from the Ombudsman at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.

Yours faithfully

Allen Reynolds

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From: TALAGI, Salote
New Zealand Police


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Dear Allen

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information relating to details
of any Police searches, ‘activities’ or ‘operations’ to locate the
operator of any drone (RPAS), or to locate any drone (RPAS), whether the
drone was being operated legally or not, received by Police. 

 

Your request will be dealt with under the Official Information Act 1982. 
You can expect a response to your request no later than 4 May, 2018.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Salote Talagi

Ministerial Services

 

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Dear Mr Reynolds

 

I have been asked to send this attached response.

 

 

Ngā mihi

 

Holly Foxwell

Ministerial Services Officer

Ministerial Services

 

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From: Allen Reynolds

Dear New Zealand Police,

Thank you for your reply

But, that wasn't very helpful - perhaps a more general enquiry might garner more than "Police do not specifically record this information for ease of retrieval"...

For the period 01 January 2016 to 31 March 2018

Please supply details of any Police searches, ‘activities’ or ‘operations’ what-so-ever to locate the operator of any drone (RPAS), or to locate any drone (RPAS), whether the drone was being operated legally or not

Listing, any or all of the following (whatever you have) –
- date and time
- location
- RPAS details
- nature of the incident, including details of other aircraft, people, and any injuries…

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Allen Reynolds

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New Zealand Police

Hi Allen
Thanks for you message. It has been forwarded onto ministerial services
for response. They will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
Regards
NZ Police

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To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police <[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: Allen Reynolds <[FOI #7563 email]>
Date: 23/04/2018 08:06PM
Subject: Re: Official Information request - Aviation Safety and
RPAS/Drones – Searches for Operators/Drones

Dear New Zealand Police,
Thank you for your reply
But, that wasn't very helpful - perhaps a more general enquiry might
garner more than "Police do not specifically record this information for
ease of retrieval"...
For the period 01 January 2016 to 31 March 2018
Please supply details of any Police searches, ‘activities’ or ‘operations’
what-so-ever to locate the operator of any drone (RPAS), or to locate any
drone (RPAS), whether the drone was being operated legally or not
Listing, any or all of the following (whatever you have) –
- date and time
- location
- RPAS details
- nature of the incident, including details of other aircraft, people, and
any injuries…

Thank you
Yours faithfully,
Allen Reynolds

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