About us

AFP recruits

ACT Policing is the community policing arm of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). We are responsible for providing quality and effective policing services to the people of the ACT. We do this in partnership with the community.

Our mission is to keep the peace and preserve public safety within the ACT. We strive to deliver a professional, innovative and effective policing service in an ever changing environment for the ACT community.

We pride ourselves on being a values-driven organisation. Our core values of integrity, commitment, excellence, accountability, fairness, respect and trust represent our principles and standards – the values we uphold as part of our personal and professional duties. Read more about the AFP values and culture.

Under the Policing Arrangement (PDF, 1.2MB), the AFP is engaged by the ACT Government to deliver policing services to the ACT. The Purchase Agreement (PDF, 2.3MB) and Ministerial Direction (PDF, 140KB) outline the current arrangement.