The Privacy Act 1993 enables you to request information held by New Zealand Police about yourself including Traffic crashes you were involved in. You do not have to be a citizen or permanent resident, or be in New Zealand to request it.
If you want to request information about someone else, you should request this under the Official Information Act.
Evidence of identity
If the request is being made by the person concerned
If the request is being made by a representative / organisation
Make a request
Your request should be as clear and specific as you can possibly make it. Telling us the location and time of the accident, the Police file number, and the reason for your request will help us understand what you want, and limiting the scope will help us process it more quickly.
You can make a request online, by email, or by post. You must include the following documents with your request:
If this request is being made by the person concerned:
- Copies of two forms of ID and
- An identity referee's written statement or a clear photograph of you holding your photographic ID
If the request is being made by a representative / organisation:
- A scan or clear photograph of your evidence of authorisation from the individual concerned.
You can complete and submit your request online.