Police are needing to redeploy staff in the face of unprecedented circumstances as we respond to COVID-19. This will have a severe impact on our ability to respond to requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 and Privacy Act 1993 in a timely fashion. Priority will be given to requests from media on matters of high public interest.
We appreciate this will be frustrating for some people but please know we are doing everything we can to keep our communities safe. When we resume business as usual, we will contact you to see whether you still require the requested information. Thank you for your understanding.
You can request information that Police holds about you, or a third party, or Police as an agency. This information will be processed under the Official Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act 1993 depending on the kind of information you are requesting.
You may find that the information you want is already available:
- Request a Traffic Crash Report
- Our Media press releases
- Our crime statistics
- Our publications
- Our programmes and initiatives
- Commissioner’s Blog
- Statistics NZ – crime and justice
- Research – External Researcher Data Access Requests
If you can’t find what you are looking for, you can request the information.