Request for official information form
- If you require information related to criminal proceedings, and the information was provided by Police to the Court or generated by the Court, please make your request directly to the Registrar of the relevant Court. The request can be processed by Police but the information, if held by Police, may not be the same version as the one filed in court, or may be withheld for reasons such as protecting privacy or maintenance of the law.
- If you are requesting information about someone else (i.e. a third party) or other sensitive information, Police needs to consider whether disclosure of the information is authorised or in the public interest - the request for information is likely to be refused if you do not provide the signed consent of the person concerned (including evidence of his or her identity), or evidence of relationship, or reasons for the request.
Police has prepared a form to assist you to make a request, on paper or online, for official information (i.e. non-personal information or personal information about a third party) and to enable Police to process it. Use of this form is optional and it does not need to be completed in full. However, Police requires some personal details for the following reasons:
- Police may need to contact you in case they need clarification of your request - e.g. postal, email or phone contact details.
- Police needs to deliver its response to your request - e.g. postal or email address.
You may deliver your completed request by hand or post or email (if known) to your nearest Police station or District Headquarters, or Police National Headquarters, or complete the form online (http://www.police.govt.nz/oiarequest).