Dear NSW Police Force,
I am writing to request official audio and video footage (Body Cam, and or any other recorded images taken by both of the officers of myself at the time of being stopped). In regard of an incident which occurred when I was stopped by police on Richardson Road San Remo NSW on the morning of the 4th of August 2020. The Officers names are C. Wilson and King.
I believe they are from the Tuggerah Lakes Police District.
Thank you for making an application for information to the NSW Police Force.
Please be advised that, on and from 30 July 2020, the NSW Police Force no longer accepts email as an approved facility for the making of a valid application for information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
Applications are now made through the NSW Police Force Community Portal.
As such, in accordance with section 41(1)(a) of the GIPA Act, your application made via email is invalid as it is not made in a manner approved by the NSW Police Force.
If you are not satisfied with this decision, you may exercise your review rights under Part 5 of the Act by requesting:
• an internal review of the decision which must be lodged within 20 working days from the date of this notice, or
• an external review of the decision by the Information Commissioner or the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) which must be lodged within 40 working days from the date of this notice.
For further information about the making of applications for information to the NSW Police Force and requests for review, please visit our website.
If you have any enquiries about this notice, please contact an InfoLink Customer Service Representative on (02) 8835 6888.
On behalf of
Information Team Leader
Thank you for your courtesy and response,
clarification of updates in your legislation is noted.
May I suggest that I have previously viewed the NSW Police Force Community Portal website, with regard of this matter. The application for information requested through the site, offers only email for the recipient address and as you stated, the NSW Police Force no longer accepts email as an approved facility for the making of a valid application for information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
I respectfully ask, could you please define what is an approved facility for the making of a valid request?
Could you kindly provide a valid method and manner which is in accordance with section 41(1)(a) of the GIPA Act, and that in which would satisfy the NSW Police Force in order to obtain the information requested? Do you accept hand written applications, do you accept cash or money order for payment?
I respectfully ask, is this information being restricted? Could you kindly
provide an address that I can write by hand and post by mail to obtain the information?
Daniel James OBrien
Good afternoon Mr OBrien,
Thank you for your enquiry.
In accordance with Section 41(1)(a) the NSW Police Force does accept hand written applications that have been posted to us or handed to us in person. If you chose to submit an application via post, you can send it to:
NSW Police Force
Locked Bag 5102
PARRAMATTA NSW 2124
If you would prefer to lodge the application in person, this can be done at:
1 Charles Street
PARRAMATTA NSW 2124.
If you choose to submit an application in writing please ensure that you include in your application that you are requesting the information under the Government Information Public Access (GIPA) Act 2009. Alternatively, I have attached an application form for your convenience. In order for your application to be considered valid it must also be accompanied by the $30 application fee. While we do not accept cash as a payment option we do accept cheques and money orders and they should be made payable to the NSW Police Force.
Additionally and in accordance with Section 41(2), the NSW Police Force has approved the NSW Police Force Community Portal as an additional facility for the making of an access application with our agency. The NSW Police Force Community Portal is easily accessible and offers a convenient and user friendly platform to make an application for information with our agency. Additionally, it also includes functionality for secure and confidential payment via credit or debit card. In order to use the NSW Police Force Community Portal you will however have to verify a valid email address for correspondence purposes.
1 Charles Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
[email address] | 02 8835 7740 | 27740