Beware of scammers posing as ACORN officials. The ACORN will never contact you by phone. Neither the ACORN or the police will request that you provide them with remote access to your computer, make electronic funds transfers, or download software. [ Link ]
This is Nazrawi Woldemichael, known as 'Naz' to his friends and family.

Naz was last seen exiting his apartment in North Hobart, Tasmania on 9 October 2016 and there have sadly been no confirmed sighting of him since.

Naz, an arts student at the University of Tasmania, is missed dearly by his family and friends who are desperate to know he is safe.

Naz's family are pleading for anyone...
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Seven days to #AustraliaDay! What have you got planned?

We're looking for recipes for the most Australian dish you can think of.

C'mon, what you got?

#AusFedPolice #goAussie
Drugs by sea…this method of large-scale drug importation is not as effective as criminal syndicates may think, and the dragnet is tightening around them.

Following the arrests of 10 foreign nationals in December 2016, the tireless efforts of many officers working for the Joint Organised Crime Taskforce in Victoria have today yielded more arrests with a further six men charged. That makes a...
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Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones, suffered damage to their property, and worked tirelessly to fight the big fight on this day 14 years ago when Canberra was ravaged by bushfires.

#AusFedPolice #canberraremembers
Ever considered working in a state-of-the-art forensics facility, using cutting edge technologies, to assist in the investigation of a variety of crimes?

Well here is your chance to make that move!

Our Specialist Operations portfolio needs people with tertiary qualifications in a forensic related field who are prepared to work in Canberra at the new forensics facility at Majura, although...
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Being at the cutting edge of expertise in the forensics field is a big ask – but we have recently opened an AFP facility which sets a global benchmark for forensic science!

Located in the nation’s capital, the facility features new practices which flip traditional forensics procedures on their head.

For more information on the new approach to forensics investigations, check out the article...
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Here in the AFP social media team, we’re not superstitious, but we were wondering about how Friday 13th started.

After some digging, we’ve discovered it might have been from the biblical story of Jesus' last supper where Judas (who betrayed Jesus) was the 13th guest.

How do you think the superstition came about?

For those of you suffering with triskaidekaphobia, it’s likely you’re not a...
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What happened to Warren Meyer?

Warren Meyer, an experienced bushwalker, failed to return from a morning hike on Easter Sunday, 23 March 2008.

Warren set out from the ‘Dom Dom Saddle’ picnic area in the Victorian Yarra Ranges National Park before pre-arranged lunch plans in the town of Healesville with his wife and friends. Warren sadly did not arrive for lunch and hasn’t been seen since.
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Boom! You’ve just been trolled.

"Wear Blue To Raise Awareness For Human Trafficking Day” has been sponsored by the United States Department of Homeland Security. Our wonderful AFP Offices in the Americas are stepping out in their finest and wearing blue (including some interesting wigs) to show their support.

We think the Trolls would be proud of their efforts!

#AusFedPolice #Trolls...
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Meet Franklin the turtle.

Our Christmas Island Community Policing Team rescued this beautiful creature tangled in discarded rope off North West Point. Franklin was returned to the water safe and sound.

It’s good to have goals for the new year, so how about we make one of them to keep our oceans and waterways clear of rubbish in 2017?

Challenge accepted?

#AusFedPolice #ProtectOurOceans...
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Steve’s back, and he’s overdone the Christmas pudding so he’s on his New Year’s health kick. Good on you Steve!

But in classic Steve style… he’s rushed off for his run and forgotten to lock his doors!

Burglaries are one of the most common crimes in Canberra, and are often crimes of opportunity.

Remember to secure your house, and don’t leave your keys under your doormat!

Don’t get stung...
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Smells like fishy business but it's 90 litres of liquid amphetamine…

This resulted in a sea-zure of gigantic proportions in a joint operation by AFP, ABF and Chinese law enforcement.

This cooperative exercise also resulted in the arrests of 8 people and the detention of two vessels.

Read the article in our latest Platypus Magazine just released, for all of the details on why crime does...
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Have you thought about how your child will use their Santa gift?

If they're going online, we recommend setting up a Family Online Safety Contract to let your children know what you expect of them. We developed this with our friends at the The Carly Ryan Foundation Inc.

Things to consider as a family include:

- What does your family consider an appropriate amount of time to be online each...
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Domestic violence. This is a crime that affects everyone.

We’ve been promoting the issue of violence perpetrated against women in domestic relationships, and a number of you have voiced concerns that we haven’t acknowledged that men can be victims too.

Please be assured that in responding to calls for help, our officers at ACT Policing treat all matters and victims equally.

If you’ve...
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Where do you hide your dirty laundry?

We’re alleging that five men hid theirs in 18 pallets of washing powder. 300kgs of dirty laundry, in fact, in the form of pseudoephedrine with an estimated street value of more than $200M.

Now we’re taking them to the cleaners (aka court).

#AusFedPolice Victoria Police Australian Border Force Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
What does the late Ben Blakeney have in common with 70s cop dramas Homicide, Matlock Police, Dynasty and Division Four?

To find out, have a read of the article in our latest AFP Platypus Magazine by clicking on the below link:

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An amazing life well lived.

#AusFedPolice #diversity
Where is Rigby Fielding?

Rigby Fielding is a 54 year old, retired chef living in Rockingham, Perth.

On the afternoon of 15 August 2015, Rigby was making his way home after visiting friends in the suburb of East Perth.

Rigby had contacted his family just prior to getting on a train, letting them know he was on his way home. It wasn’t until well after the normal journey time had passed,...
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Calling all tech specialists!

Are you looking for a change?

Are you looking to do some good with your skills?

Do you want to be appreciated for your tech smarts?

The AFP wants you.

This is the day that applications open. Register your interest for a position with the AFP in the Digital Surveillance Collection by joining this Event. Just click “going” or “interested” to receive...
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Chewy takes the win for ‘Best Mo’ in the Movember Foundation Australia Triple Zero Challenge!

We know what you Star Wars fans are thinking, but we’re talking about Commander Michael Chew of Team Australian Federal Police.

He took on the Movember challenge to raise funds for men’s health and took out the competition with his mo-tastic handlebar moustache.

Well done Commander Chew and to...
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