Fri 15 May 2015 2:18AM

What data should we ask Police to provide for GovHack?

SM Shaun McGirr Public Seen by 167

NZ Police provide a Statistics page and also List some datasets on data.govt.nz. They've received some quite detailed requests in the past and are working with Statistics NZ to release more granular data without compromising individuals' privacy and safety. What else would be useful to see from NZ Police?


Shaun McGirr Fri 15 May 2015 2:18AM

Here's a report in to where Police is at with their data: http://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/publication/review-police-crime-data


Jo Booth Fri 15 May 2015 5:02AM

I wonder if many people have access to https://media.police.govt.nz/media/ - the police realtime media interface feed. see https://forms.police.govt.nz/general/media-request


Shaun McGirr Mon 8 Jun 2015 12:36AM

Do you have access to it Jo? Do you think it's worth requesting a GovHack account for the weekend, for our "When things go wrong" theme?


Jo Booth Mon 8 Jun 2015 2:56AM

I do - I filled in the request form and got access personally a few years back when it came out. I'm still not 100% sure what 'journalistic purposes' are, but certainly keen to see more use of real-time feeds from emergency services - both inwards and outwards


Shaun McGirr Thu 11 Jun 2015 8:02PM

What's the best way to get it, should I just apply, say "GovHack" and wait until they reject me? Or is there a better approach?


Jo Booth Thu 11 Jun 2015 8:26PM

Give it a go, it's been years since I asked for mine, but they were quite reasonable