Australian Federal Police
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is Australia’s national police agency, responsible for enforcement of Australian federal criminal law and protecting Australian national interests from crime in Australia and overseas. The AFP is Australia’s international law enforcement and policing representative, and the Australian Government’s chief source of advice on policing issues.
The Police Liaison section of the Australian High Commission Dhaka works closely with Bangladesh Police, and other Bangladesh law enforcement agencies, on bilateral law enforcement cooperation. The Police Liaison section also has responsibility for liaison with law enforcement authorities in Bhutan and Nepal.
The three key elements to the AFP’s role internationally are:
• Collaboration – brokering collaboration with international law enforcement agencies to drive investigations and support bilateral or multi-lateral cooperation
• Intelligence gathering – collection and exchange of criminal intelligence in support of international law enforcement efforts
• Capacity building – enhancing the capacity and the capability of international law enforcement agencies to combat transnational crime.
For further information on the role of the AFP overseas, please visit the AFP website via the following link www.afp.gov.au