Two former senior police officers have applied for a court restraining order against an ex-cop who they claim has been harassing them.
The two officers, who have interim name suppression and are no longer working in New Zealand, have filed for the restraining order against the man - whose identity is also suppressed - at a district court.
The move came after the man allegedly bombarded them with "repeated and excessive" correspondence over issues he has with police dating back nearly a decade.
But since one of the officers had since resigned from the police and was working overseas, and the second officer was now posted abroad, crown prosecutor Mark Zarifeh today said neither of them could deal with the man's past grievances.
The man argued he had legitimate reasons to still contact one of the officers - but admitted today that he no longer had any reason to contact the second officer.
Judge Gary MacAskill this morning suggested that the man takes his complaints to high-ranking serving officers.
The man claimed he had tried to "go up the food chain" but had not been satisfied with the response.
"I think you've got it all wrong," MacAskill told him today.
Given that neither officer was currently serving in the same roles, the man had no need to contact them, the judge said.
It was not their job any more to respond to his queries, MacAskill said.
Zarifeh said the man had allegedly contacted both officers once they were out of their roles and had moved overseas. The last contact was last month, Zarifeh claimed.
The man claimed that under the police code of conduct he could legally complain to the still-serving officer directly.
Zarifeh said there was nothing to stop the man from making complaints to the proper authorities.
MacAskill adjourned the case until August.