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‘Unfashionable’ choice leads to outstanding career in AFP digital forensics

In 2021, former AFP Senior Digital Forensics Officer Paula Alam was working on a child protection case that later became her defining career moment.

AFP Leaders – Dr Sarah Benson, Chief Forensic Scientist

Deploying to the Netherlands for the investigation into the downing of MH17 came with a sense of enormous responsibility for Dr Sarah Benson of the Australian Federal Police – to provide closure to grieving families in a search for justice on a world stage.

SHIELD leading the way on health and wellbeing

A healthy and productive workforce is essential in any workplace, even more so in a policing environment, where many members are exposed to the physical and mental rigours that society, and life, can manifest.

Bizarre brush with Japanese sect marked early AFP foray into international counter terrorism

Travelling from Tokyo, members of the relatively unknown Japanese 'Aum Supreme Truth Sect' — and its leader Shoko Asahara — touch down at Perth International Airport. If they're attempting to 'fly under the radar' after disembarking, they're making some very odd moves.

AFP Leaders - Krissy Barrett

Her career in the AFP has seen her transition from an intern to a Commander in one of the AFP's busiest regional commands. Along her journey, Commander Barrett has challenged perceptions, led by example and paved the way for other young female officers.

Drug routes out of Golden Triangle; AFP helps tell story

The 'Golden Triangle' — where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand converge — has for decades been a region associated with 'traditional' drug production and trafficking.

AFP Leaders - Stefan Jerga

As Acting National Manager of the AFP’s Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce, Stefan Jerga heads up the team responsible for removing the profit from crime and preventing its reinvestment in further criminal enterprise.

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