The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) reaffirms its support for its members with respect to the life-threatening work they perform protecting Australia and Australian communities.

A deadly example of the types of risks officers face occurred over the weekend in Canberra, with AFP and ACT Policing officers being shot at by a man armed with a compound bow.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that policing was a dangerous profession both physically and mentally and that AFP appointees were underpaid for the risks they took when compared to other police services across Australia.

“Being a police officer or Protective Service Officer is a dangerous job. They are willing to put their mental and physical well-being on the line to protect others. They confront danger head-on as first responders.

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