Request information

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:

If you can’t find what you are looking for, you can request the information.

Request information about yourself (Privacy Act)

The Privacy Act 1993 enables you to request information about yourself. You do not have to be a citizen or permanent resident, or be in New Zealand to request it. … More

Request other information (Official Information Act)

The Official Information Act 1982 (or OIA), enables you to make a request for official information held by government agencies, including New Zealand Police. … More