"The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is a progressive and multi-faceted law enforcement organisation taking a strong lead in the fight against 21st century crime.
By employing the core principles of prevention, deterrence, partnership and innovation, the AFP strives to build a more secure future for Australia and its global partners. Counter terrorism and national security are major business priorities, illustrated by the AFP's strategic focus on those areas and the ongoing dedication of significant resources.
So, too, is the AFP's commitment to international relations which drive interagency collaboration and enable transnational crime to be tackled anywhere. At a national level, the AFP continues to work successfully with the Australian Government and key agencies on a range of counter-terrorism, crime-fighting and capacity building initiatives.
The AFP is a truly global policing agency committed to staying one step ahead in a rapidly evolving criminal environment."
From the AFP website: http://www.afp.gov.au/policing.aspx
In 2010, at the request of the Netherlands, ISSAT was asked to support a group of four police academies to develop a two week training course, targeting mainly (senior) law enforcement officials. The aim of the course is to train these officers on the issues around police reform within an SSR and post-conflict context, and to prepare them to act as police reform advisors within multilateral mission or bilateral support programmes.
The programme is a joint endeavour chaired by the Netherlands in conjunction with Norway,Canada and the UK. ISSAT was mandated to provide advisory support as well as its current SSR training materials, and to present a module on looking at police reform through an SSR lens. The first course was piloted in September 2011, and a second course took place in 2012, both at Bramshill in the UK. The Third course was hosted in 2013 by the Swiss at Stans, and this year’s Master Class will be hosted by the Norwegians in Stavern, Norway.