Established in February 2004, the International Deployment Group (IDG) has the capacity to provide officers for the Australian Government's domestic and international stability and security operations. Between 2006 and 2009, the IDG expanded to 900 of an approved 1200-strong staff.
The group contributes to the development, maintenance or restoration of the rule of law in countries that seek Australia's support, as well as to United Nations and domestic initiatives such as the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER).
The IDG has three core components:
Australia based – providing executive, analytical, administrative, intelligence training and technical support for deployed personnel and strategic advice to the AFP Executive.
Mission Component – providing a blend of sworn and unsworn personnel deployed, or ready to deploy, to group missions and other operations as required.
Specialist Response Group
– providing ready response, highly-skilled tactical and specialist policing capability for rapid deployment to unstable domestic and international operational situations.
Strong partnerships with other key Commonwealth agencies, state and territory police services, international organisations and the private sector remain crucial to the effective delivery of IDG business.
Before the development of the IDG, the AFP was involved in missions to Namibia, Thailand, South Africa, Somalia, Mozambique, Haiti and Jordan.
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