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30 November 2023, 10:07am

Advent calendar 2023

Every day until Christmas Eve, we'll publish an Advent media release that highlights how the AFP has kept Australians safe in 2023 by disrupting crime onshore and offshore.

Merry Christmas!

AFP Media Advent Calendar.

The Dandelion Program

AFP careers bloom under skilled recruitment program.

Opium imports on the rise

Increase in opium seizures at the border.

Extremists infiltrating online games

Extremists infiltrating online games.

AFP launches PSO recruitment blitz

The AFP has launched one of its biggest Protective Service Officer (PSO) recruitment drives.

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Merry Christmas!
Eighteen Australians arrested, millions returned to victims

International law enforcement operation recovers over $2.6 million.

AFP’s Commissioner Innovation Fund

AFP at the cutting edge of law enforcement capability.

Report ransomware attacks

Don’t hack it alone: Calls for Australians to report ransomware attacks

Human trafficking reports increasing

The AFP receives 340 reports of Human Trafficking offences

Merry Christmas!
International cooperation leads to children removed from harm

92 children have been removed from harm in the Philippines in 2023.

AFP warning on illicit drug drops at sea

AFP warning after spate of intercepted drug cargo import plots

UN drug mule scam

AFP investigating fake United Nations drug mule scam

$1 billion in assets in four years

AFP restrains $1 billion in criminal assets in major milestone

12 more sleeps!
Protecting your children

Parents reminded to think smart when gifting smart devices this Christmas

Community Liaison Team success

AFP Community Liaison Teams promote community safety in 2023

Merry Christmas!
National Police Check keeping Australia safe

AFP conducts more than 870,000 National Police Checks

AFP celebrates 66 graduating officers

The AFP has welcomed new members into its ranks in the biggest graduation ceremony in over a decade

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Merry Christmas!
Illicit drugs stopped at the border

The AFP and partners have prevented 49 tonnes of illicit drugs reaching Australia

Airport behaviours

Tips to help travel without incident this holiday season

Merry Christmas!
Cyber safety warning

Christmas shoppers beware silly season scams

AFP in the Pacific in 2023

The AFP reflects on the important work done across the Pacific throughout 2023

AFP using science to enhance its Specialist Operations Teams

The AFP is using the latest sporting and exercise science to ensure members are at their peak

AFP Forensics firearm capability

AFP's world-leading Forensics Intelligence capability keeping Australians safe

2 more sleeps!
AFP drug seizes for 2023

26.8 tonnes of drugs, prevents $10.7 billion in harm

Operation Save Christmas

AFP canines sniff out missing presents