Police Vetting FAQs

1. Who needs to be Police Vetted?
2. If a coach has been vetted by another organisation does he/she still need to submit another Police vet as part of the NZC policy?
3. How do coaches submit their Police Vets?
4. Are school coaches captured under the NZC policy?
5. How often do I need to be Police vetted?
6. I have a minor/irrelevant offence(s), will these be used to determine my suitability to volunteer?
7. What information is released in my Police Vet?
8. Can I see a copy of my Police Vetting results?
9. Can I dispute a vetting result released by the NZ Police?
10. My Police vet has raised some concerns, what happens now?


1. Who needs to be Police Vetted?
All volunteers who have Regular or Overnight Contact with children and vulnerable adults.

Regular or Overnight Contact means the person has contact (other than merely incidental contact) with a child or children:

  • overnight; or
  • at least once each week; or
  • on at least 4 days each month.

2. If a coach has been vetted by another organisation does he/she still need to submit another Police vet as part of the NZC policy?
Yes, all volunteer coaches are required to submit a new Police vet as part of the NZC policy.

3. How do coaches submit their Police Vets?
When coaches register on NZCs online database their information is downloaded by NZC and sent to the NZ Police for vetting.

4. Are school coaches captured under the NZC policy?
No, Schools will have their own Child Protection policy that may include Police vetting of volunteers. However, if school’s coaches register using the NZC coaching database and complete applicable coaching courses/modules they will be Police vetted by NZC.

5. How often do I need to be Police vetted?
Every three years. You will be notified when you need to renew your Police Vet.

6. I have a minor/irrelevant offence(s), will these be used to determine my suitability to volunteer?
No, NZC wishes to emphasise this is not an attempt to identify or disqualify individuals with minor or irrelevant criminal records.NZC filters results against the following criteria;

  • Murder
  • Sexual Offences
  • Indecency Offences resulting in imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Offences connected to child prostitution
  • Possession or publication of child pornography
  • Assault and/or violence towards a child
  • Assault or violence towards a spouse or partner
  • Possession of drugs for supply resulting in imprisonment
  • Recidivist drink driving resulting in imprisonment
  • Any other serious offence resulting in imprisonment for over 2 years


7. What information is released in my Police Vet?
The New Zealand Police may release any information they hold if relevant to the purpose of this vetting request. This includes:

  • Conviction history and infringement/demerit reports
  • Active charges and warrants to arrest
  • Charges that did not result in a conviction including those that were acquitted, discharged without conviction, diverted, or withdrawn
  • Any interaction I have had with New Zealand Police considered relevant to the role being vetted, including investigations that did not result in prosecution
  • Information regarding family violence where I was the victim, offender or witness to an incident or offence, primarily in cases where the role being vetted takes place in a home environment where exposure to physical or verbal violence could place vulnerable persons at emotional or physical risk
  • Information subject to name suppression where that information is necessary to the purpose of the vet

For more information on Police vetting visit Police vetting Info

8. Can I see a copy of my Police Vetting results?
Yes, NZC can share a copy of your Police vetting results with you. Please contact coachsupport@nzc.nz

9. Can I dispute a vetting result released by the NZ Police?
Yes, you will need to email the name of the agency (New Zealand Cricket), your full name, date of birth, the date the vetting check was submitted (NZC to provide), and a description of the issue to qa.vetting@police.govt.nz

10. My Police vet has raised some concerns, what happens now?
You will be contacted by NZC to discuss your result. You will be given an opportunity to appeal that result if you wish to do so. For information on the NZC Police vetting appeals process contact coachsupport@nzc.nz

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