Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

ACT: Commissioner Andrew Colvin, APM, OAM: Australian Federal Police Operations in the Near Region

  • 11 May 2017
  • 18:00 - 19:00
  • Australian Defence College, Weston Creek


  • This event is open to all with an interest in national security and defence issues

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Australian Federal Police Operations in the Near Region

Commissioner Andrew Colvin, APM, OAM

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has a significant role to play as part of Australia's whole-of-government approach to fighting crime at its source and contributing to national security more broadly.

The AFP is involved in collaboration, intelligence gathering and capacity building off-shore in Australia's external territories and around the world.  AFP operations in our near region are grouped and managed into two areas of responsibility:  Pacific and External Territories, and South East Asia.  Commissioner Colvin has been asked to address the status, achievements and future outlook for the various AFP activities and operations in Australia's near region.

Commissioner Andrew Colvin is a career police officer  having joined the AFP in 1990.  He was appointed the AFP's 7th Commissioner on 2 October 2014.  His full bio is here.

(Photo: ANU)

Special Note:  Commissioner Colvin's presentation will be preceded by a short presentation and Q&A on Land Operations in the Middle East with a recently returned Australian Army officer, Colonel Andrew Lowe, AM (bio). This session will be conducted in the ADC Mess, commencing at 1725 hours and concluding at 1745 sharp. Come along a little early, do some networking, and take advantage of this rare opportunity to engage a veteran of contemporary operations.  Don't miss this one!

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