Commander Investigations

Commander Andrew Bailey commenced with the AFP almost 30 years ago and has experience in a range of area including community policing, surveillance, close personal protection and the investigation of protracted national and international organised crime matters, including joint taskforces involving Federal and State law enforcement agencies. Andrew served with the United Nations in East Timor performing peacekeeping duties. 

Andrew has spent a significant period in ACT Policing leading numerous teams and was also a  part-time member of the elite AFP Negotiation Operations program for a number of years.

In August 2014, Andrew joined the AFP’s Counter Terrorism function, working alongside partner agencies to prevent, disrupt and investigate terrorist activity against Australia and Australian interests, both domestically and internationally. During his time in this role, he oversaw a number of high profile counter terrorism investigations and managed the work of the Returning Terrorism Suspects Team.

Whilst in Counter Terrorism, Andrew was seconded to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Counter Terrorism Coordination Centre to conduct reviews of both Australia’s Counter Terrorism Machinery and development of Australia’s Counter Terrorism Strategy.

Andrew was the AFP’s Senior Officer in Washington DC from January 2019 until January 2023, working with United States and Canadian agencies to disrupt and prosecute crime on an international level during a time of political unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrew completed the FBI National Academy in 2016 and also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Canberra.

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