‘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.
Dangerous Days: a personal story of unarmed Aussie Coppers in East Timor in 1999, written by Geoff Hazel. The location: The mountainous district of Ermera, East Timor. The Participants: Locals from the various Timorese factions; Indonesian Police and Military; International Electoral Observers; United Nations personnel, paid staff, international volunteers, locally employed staff, three Military Liaison Officers and twenty five Police Officers from 8 nations.
Today the AFP Former Members Association launched their Book Club. The idea is for financial members of the AFPFMA to share books amongst themselves, read them, hang onto them for 3 months then pass them onto other members. It’s easy to reserve a book and it is a free service to AFPFMA members. All you pay is for postage.
Under Siege shows us the remarkable job homicide investigators and hostage negotiators perform, and their endurance and courage in impossible circumstances. More than that, this brave memoir reveals how the daily trauma and stress affected Belinda Neil’s role as wife and mother and how she fought against the terrifying post–traumatic stress disorder that resulted to come back from a very dark place.
In this powerful memoir, Simon Gillard reveals the details of the cases he worked on, how the police force operates, and how one man’s life can spiral so out of control. He is now working to create awareness about PTSD and has written this book to help other sufferers.
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.