Police policy manual

P.A made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: P.A

Dear New Zealand Police,

I would like to request the following information under the
Official Information Act 1982, seeking information about police policy manuals.
Previous OIA claims have been made but rejected due to the volume of information so I am inquiring about a single Police policy manual.

Surveillance - Surveillance Guidelines and Principles (S211) GI

Yours faithfully,
P.A

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New Zealand Police

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your email, which we have forwarded to the correct
department for follow-up.

Sincerely

Public Affairs Team

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From: P.A <[OIA #729 email]>
Date: 23/01/2013 05:27PM
Subject: Official Information Act request - Police policy manual

     Dear New Zealand Police,
    
     I would like to request the following information under the
     Official Information Act 1982, seeking information about police
     policy manuals.
     Previous OIA claims have been made but rejected due to the volume
     of information so I am inquiring about a single Police policy
     manual.
    
     Surveillance - Surveillance Guidelines and Principles (S211) GI
    
     Yours faithfully,
     P.A
    
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From: MCMAHON, Teresa
New Zealand Police

Dear P.A.

 

I refer to your request dated 24 January 2013 asking for surveillance
guidelines and principles. Section 12(1) of the Official Information Act
1982 states that: "Any person, being—

(a)A New Zealand citizen; or

(b)A permanent resident of New Zealand; or

(c)A person who is in New Zealand; or

(d)A body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

(e)A body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand but which
has a place of business in New Zealand,—

may request a Department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to make
available to him or it any specified official information".

Police therefore asks that you provide an address or other advice to show
you satisfy section 12 of the Official Information Act.  Police will then
prepare a response to your information request.

Thank you.

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From: P.A

Dear MCMAHON, Teresa,
I was just wanting to follow up on a request that I made regarding Police policy manuals.
You had previously asked for an address or some sort of information to prove that my claim was legitimate.
I have contacted you through my personal UoA email (which you can only obtain by being faculty/attending) with my address.
If it is a physical copy you can send it to the address provided or alternatively to the fyi email if it's electronic.
Essentially I was wanting to know where in the request process my claim was and if you could let me know that would be great.

Yours sincerely,

P.A

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa
New Zealand Police

Ministerial Services is out of the office from 11.30am on Monday 28
January to 8am on 29 January.  Please contact us on 29 January. Thanks

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Dear P.A.

1. You say "Essentially I was wanting to know where in the request process my claim was and if you could let me know that would be great." What did you mean by that?

2. In your initial request, you said you were "inquiring" about a single Police policy manual (Surveillance - Surveillance Guidelines and Principles (S211) GI). It may be helpful for the agency (in this case, the New Zeland Police) if you were to explicity state that you are requesting a copy of the guidelines. "Inquiring" is not the same as "requesting". For your own benefit, you should be explicit as to what it is that you want to know. Also, agencies should not have to 'read into' or 'read down' a request, because this can result in the agency misconstruing what you had asked for (and you being supplied with information that you did not want).

3. Sometimes it can be helpful for you to state the purpose of the information, though it is not mandatory to do so. If you are using it for academic purposes, then this may be an appropriate step.

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa
New Zealand Police

Dear PA

Your request has been processed and is being worked on. It is likely that the reply can be sent electronically to your fyi address.

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From: THOMSON, Raewyn
New Zealand Police


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WARNING

The information contained in this email message is intended for the
addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
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