Police Vetting

Police Vetting Process

Volunteers who directly interact with vulnerable children and adults in the course of activities they undertake with the WanderSearch programme are expected to have been vetted by the New Zealand Police.

LandSAR is registered with the New Zealand Police as an Approved Agency for the purposes of submitting vetting requests.

Guide to Police vetting

The volunteer needs to complete the second two pages of the pvs vetting request and consent form plus two forms of ID – one primary and one secondary – see list below, (one must be photographic). Photos of the IDs need to be sent through with the form.

For LandSAR groups email a copy of the pages and photos of the ID to your LandSAR GSO who will complete the first page of the form and submit the request.

For other WanderSearch Groups email a copy the pages and photos of the ID to the National Safer Walking Coordinator (email clare.teague@landsar.org.nz) and then we will arrange with your nearest LandSAR GSO to complete the first page of the form and submit the request.

In order to confirm the identity of the applicant, the two forms of ID must be sighted by the person submitting the application to the LandSAR GSO or the Coordinator.

Note it can take up to twenty working days for the response.

List of approved IDS:

Primary IDs include:

  • Passport (NZ or Overseas)
  • NZ Firearms Licence
  • NZ Full Birth Certificate (issued on or after 19981)
  • NZ Citizenship Certificate
  • NZ Refugee Travel Document
  • NZ Emergency Travel Document
  • NZ Certificate of Identity  

Secondary IDs include:

  • NZ Driver Licence
  • 18+ card
  • NZ Full Birth Certificate (issued before 1998)
  • Community Services card
  • SuperGold Card
  • NZ Employee Photo Identification Card
  • NZ Student Photo Identification Card
  • Inland Revenue number
  • NZ issued utility bill (issued not more than six months earlier)
  • NZ Teachers Registration certificate
  • NZ Electoral Roll Record
  • International Driving Permit
  • Steps to Freedom Form

Current identity documents are preferred, but documents that have expired within the past five years may be accepted.