On 17 October 2020, the AFPFMA held its second AGM. Members from across the country participated via Zoom or in person. Mike Doroshenko, having filled the role of President for two terms, was not able to stand again due to our constitution.
I have had the honour of being your President for the last 2 years and I am very proud of what we have achieved in that time. The AFPFMA have created tangible outcomes for the benefit of all former AFP members, not just those in our Association. Let’s recap on some of the things that your Association has achieved in the last 12 months.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has endorsed a project to document the history of AFP Uniform and Insignia. Eric Grimm (retired AFP Superintendent and AFP Former Members Association Member) will manage the project with support and internal coordination provided by the AFP Museum.
Written by AFPFMA member Mick Shannon, this book was written to restore some of those commonly known skills of yesteryear for minor repairs around the family home. An overview and understanding of what makes a basic toolkit accompanied by an intimate look into common household problems that can cause stress and panic to those unaware of how simple some repairs can be.
‘How are you?’ It’s a question we ask each other all the time, usually in passing. There’s one answer we expect to receive: ‘good’. And then we all get on with our day. Every now and then, we’re reminded that ‘How are you?’ is a really important question, and that we need to listen beyond the standard response. R U OK? Day on 10 September is the reminder we all need right now to check in with the people around us, and to really listen.
Celebrating a Centenary of Policing
Former AFP Members are interviewed in 2013 about their time in ACT policing to celebrate a centenary of policing.
The AFP celebrates their 40th Anniversary in 2019.