Happy Anniversary to the Australian Federal Police Former Members Network which celebrates it’s 10 year anniversary today.
On 19 August 2009, our President Mike Doroshenko created the group and invited a few of his mates along to start the AFP Former Members Network on Facebook. “Within a short period of time our numbers swelled once word got out,” said Mike.
The Facebook page has become a valuable resource for former AFP members to gather, reunite and share stories of the “good old days.” The Australian Federal Police Former Members Network is merely a means of former members to reconnect with each other who have worked for the AFP. Some members only use Facebook to reconnect with former colleagues within our group.
Today there are over 1,175 members in the closed group, which is administered by members of the AFP Former Members Association. Membership to the AFP Former Members Network is free and open to all former members of the Australian Federal Police, both sworn and unsworn as long as you have an AFP service number you are most welcome to join the chat group. Your request to join the group will be denied if you do not answer the 3 questions (like AFP Service number) when applying to join. Current serving members are welcome to join the group if they know any former members within the group, or if they are due to leave the AFP.
Unfortunately the Australian Federal Police Former Members Network is unable to include friends, spouses or other family members to the chat group, if they have not served the AFP. However they are welcome to like and follow our public page which is located at www.facebook.com/afpformermembers.
“Our organisation and Facebook pages are a brilliant way to communicate with former AFP members. We are the go to place to help former AFP members celebrate our past, and strengthen our future,” said Mike.
If you know a former AFP member, please share this post. To visit the the Australian Federal Police Former Members Network on Facebook click this link: www.facebook.com/groups/exafp