AFP Code of Conduct

Adhering to the AFP Code of Conduct in this section is fundamental to complying with the professional standards of the AFP.

  • An AFP appointee must act with due care and diligence in the course of AFP duties.
  • An AFP appointee must act with honesty and propriety in the course of AFP duties.
  • An AFP appointee must act with fairness, reasonableness, courtesy and respect, and without discrimination or harassment, in the course of AFP duties.
  • An AFP appointee must comply with all Australian laws. For this purpose, Australian law means any:
    • Act, or any instrument made under an Act
    • law of a state or territory, including any instrument made under such a law.
  • An AFP appointee must comply with any lawful direction given by a person who has the authority to give such direction.
  • An AFP appointee must disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest (actual, perceived or potential) connected to their AFP duties or employment.
  • AFP appointee must not improperly use (in order to gain, or seek to gain, a benefit or advantage for the AFP appointee, or for any other person, or for any other improper purpose):
    • information obtained directly or indirectly as a result of AFP duties or employment, and/or
    • duties, status, power or authority as an AFP appointee .
  • An AFP appointee must use and manage Commonwealth resources in a proper manner.
  • An AFP appointee must behave in a way that upholds the good order, discipline and security of the AFP.
  • An AFP appointee must behave in a way that upholds the AFP Core Values, and the integrity and good reputation of the AFP.
  • While deployed overseas, an AFP appointee must behave in a way that upholds the good reputation of Australia.
  • An AFP appointee must not do either of the following with the intention of prejudicing police services or protective service functions
    • fail to give prompt attention to their duties
    • be absent from duty without authority.

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