What We Do

Two AFP officers riding bikes at Parliament House, Australia.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement organisation taking a strong lead in the fight against 21st century crime.

By employing the core principles of prevention, deterrence, partnership and innovation, the AFP strives to build a more secure future for Australia and its global partners. Counter terrorism and national security are major business priorities, illustrated by the AFP's strategic focus on those areas and the ongoing dedication of significant resources.

So, too, is the AFP's commitment to international relations which drive interagency collaboration and enable transnational crime to be tackled anywhere. At a national level, the AFP continues to work successfully with the Australian Government and key agencies on a range of counter-terrorism, crime-fighting and capacity building initiatives.

The AFP provides a range of investigation and operational support, security risk management, security vetting and information services to assist public.

The AFP is a truly global policing agency committed to staying one step ahead in a rapidly evolving criminal environment.

National Security Hotline

Recruitment applications close 26 October

AFP Annual Report 2016-17 now available

International Engagement 2020 and Beyond