Customs and traditions

The AFP symbols represent the AFP's instruments of rank and authority and distinctly identify members of the AFP from those of other police services.

These symbols include:

Recognition and Ceremonial is the guardian of the AFP Customs and Traditions.

An account of the organisation's history can be found at:


Honours and Awards, Ceremonial Events and Customs and Traditions Recognition and Ceremonial Team
GPO Box 401
Canberra City ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6223 3000
Fax: (02) 6293 7796

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Read the AFP Annual Report 2018-19

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