Proactive information releases

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

Lumi drug scan

Media releases:


OIA relating to emergent technologies review


Information relating to technologies identified in New Zealand Police's Assurance review of emergent technologies (including drones, body worn camera trial, ANPR, etc).


Automated Biometric Identification Solution (ABIS)



Police Assurance Group review of emergent technologies



Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Proof of Concept (PoC)



Safe and ethical use of algorithm report and related documents


Police commissioned specialist consultants Taylor Fry to conduct a stocktake of algorithms in use or development by New Zealand Police, and to provide advice on best practice to assure safe and ethical development and use of algorithms moving forward. The report was reviewed by the independent expert panel on emergent technologies set up by Police.