Correspondence to Police that resulted in a ticket or fine being waived/remitted.

T Smith made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

The request was refused by New Zealand Police.

From: T Smith

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am a New Zealand citizen and reside in New Zealand

Under the OIA, I request a copy of all correspondence sent to the Police Infringement Bureau in the calendar year of 2017 that resulted in a ticket or fine being waived/remitted.

Please redact all personal information.
If my request is too broad, 1 month would be fine otherwise please contact me to refine the scope of the request.

I look forward to a response within the statutory timeframe

Yours faithfully,

T Smith

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New Zealand Police

Good Evening
Thank you for your email.
 
This request has been sent to the Wellington File Management Centre for
action.
 
Yours sincerely
 
NZ Police Information

-----T Smith <[FOI #8347 email]> wrote: -----
To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police <[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: T Smith <[FOI #8347 email]>
Date: 17/07/2018 11:43PM
Subject: Official Information request - Correspondence to Police that
resulted in a ticket or fine being waived/remitted.

Dear New Zealand Police,
I am a New Zealand citizen and reside in New Zealand
Under the OIA, I request a copy of all correspondence sent to the Police
Infringement Bureau in the calendar year of 2017 that resulted in a ticket
or fine being waived/remitted.
Please redact all personal information.
If my request is too broad, 1 month would be fine otherwise please contact
me to refine the scope of the request.
I look forward to a response within the statutory timeframe
Yours faithfully,
T Smith
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New Zealand Police

Hi T Smith

 

For Police to locate the correct records and action this request, please
provide the following:

 

1. Your full name?

2. Your date of birth?

3. Your current address and any previous addresses that may be
relevant to your request? 

4. Your phone number?

5. A scanned copy of photo ID e.g. drivers licence or passport.
6. How would you prefer to be contacted e.g. phone, email or mail?
 

Kind Regards

 

Jane Duggan                            

Official Information Requests

WELLINGTON DISTRICT

Level 5, 39 Victoria Street, Wellington

Mail to: c/- Level 5,

39 Victoria Street |PO Box 693         

Wellington 6011 |DX: SX11220              

DDI: 04 381 2000

[1][email address]         

             

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Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

A few points here:

1. Police are allowed to verify eligibility, and the OIA doesn't prescribe how. However, in my opinion the personal details requested above are quite unreasonable, and I suspect that the Office of the Ombudsman would agree were they to receive a complaint. They have stated agencies are entitled to ask "reasonable questions." In my opinion just a New Zealand phone number or address should be sufficient.

(In my opinion this looks like an attempt to discourage you from proceeding with your request.)

2. Rather than provide personal information here, you could phone the number listed or email: Wellington dot OIA -at- police.govt.nz (which the email came from).

3. If you do contact them outside FYI, please make clear that your details are not for contact purposes and that under section 16(2) you require your response sent to your FYI email address. You have that right.

(Some authorities have been known to use the eligibility information as a way to keep their OIA response off the FYI website.)

There is some guidance from the Office of the Ombudsman on eligibility requirements (including FYI specifically) here:
Online Requests: http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/syste...

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From: T Smith

Dear New Zealand Police,

Rather than have my personal information published along with this foi request , if i turn up in person at the nearest police station would that satisfy the requirement under the act for me to be a resident of New Zealand ?

contact via email is fine

Yours faithfully,

T Smith

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New Zealand Police

'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an
un-monitored email address'
 
Thank you for your email.
 
The information that you have been asked to provide is compulsory in order
to make a Official Information request (OIA). You have been requested to
provide this information by the department who process all the OIA
requests for Police.
If you go into the police station, they will just refer you to the Police
website as this is where OIA requests are usually processed.
 
If you make an OIA request through the Police website we will not publish
the results or your details - the response to you is private. It is the
FYI website that you have used to make the request that publish the
results in a public forum - not police.
 
It is your choice if you decide to continue with the request through the
FYI website, or if you decide to make the request VIA the Police website.
Either way we still require that you provide the details that the OIA
department has asked for, for your request to be processed. We will not be
able to help with this at a Police Station.
 
Information that may assist you is available through the following link:
 
 
[1]http://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/publi...
 
 
Please email us again at [2][New Zealand Police request email] if we can help you
any further.
 
Kind Regards
 
New Zealand Police
 
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an
un-monitored email address'

-----T Smith <[FOI #8347 email]> wrote: -----
To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police <[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: T Smith <[FOI #8347 email]>
Date: 19/07/2018 10:23PM
Subject: Re: Re your Official Information request - Correspondence to
Police that resulted in a ticket or fine being waived/remitted.

Dear New Zealand Police,
Rather than have my personal information published along with this foi
request , if i turn up in person at the nearest police station would that
satisfy the requirement under the act for me to be a resident of New
Zealand ?
contact via email is fine
Yours faithfully,
T Smith

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From: T Smith

Dear New Zealand Police,

under the act published online ,

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/publi...

under requests it says that they can be made by " a person who is in New Zealand"

and that they "may be made in any form and communicated by any means (including orally) "

just to clarify , would the police not allow me communicate orally , in person , to satisfy the requirement that i am "a person who is in New Zealand"

Yours faithfully,

T Smith

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New Zealand Police

'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an
un-monitored email address'
 
Hi there,
Apologies for the delay. I have sent the entire email thread as well as
the most recent email, through to the Ministerial Services for Police for
follow up.
 
 
Please email us again at [1][New Zealand Police request email] if we can help you
any further.
 
Regards
 
New Zealand Police
 
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an
un-monitored email address'
 
 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request for a copy
of all correspondence sent to the Police Infringement Bureau in the
calendar year of 2017 that resulted in a ticket or fine being
waived/remitted.

 

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act
1982.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Holly Foxwell

Ministerial Services Officer

Ministerial Services

 

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New Zealand Police

Good afternoon Mr Smith,
 

Thank you for your letter dated 17/07/18 requesting information under the
Official Information Act 1982 about correspondence relating to
infringements being waived/remitted for the calendar year of 2017 or for a
period of one month.

 

This request has been declined pursuant to Section 18(f) of the Privacy
Act 1993 as the information cannot be made available without substantial
collation or research.

 

Pursuant to Section 19 of the Official Information Act 1982, and/or,
Section 44 of the Privacy Act 1993, I am required to advise you that if
you are not satisfied with my response to your request you are entitled to
complain to an Ombudsman, and or, the Privacy Commissioner.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 
Sgt Boyd

Police Infringement Bureau | National Road Policing Centre | New Zealand
Police

Email: ticket [1]@police.govt.nz 

Road Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

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