Commander Sandra Booth
Commander, Counter Terrorism - Enduring Risk Investigations, Australian Federal Police
Sandra Booth began her policing career with the Australian Federal Police in 2000, has diverse experience in criminal investigations and has worked in a broad range of operational areas including; ACT Policing, Specialist Response Group, People Smuggling, Organised Crime and Intelligence.
Promoted to the AFP Executive in January 2019, she had responsibility for the Joint Counter Terrorism Teams within Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. In this role she had operational oversight of highly sensitive terrorism investigations and strategic oversight and management of relationships with partner agencies within the Counter Terrorism and Special Investigations Command. As of May 2020, she assumed the role of Commander Counter Terrorism - Enduring Risk Investigations to manage AFP responsibilities in relation to the release of High Risk Terrorist Offenders and National Risk Analysis and Disruption.
Sandra continues to build her skill in the detection and disruption of terrorist plots and attempted foreign incursion, as well as the prosecution of terrorism and terrorism-related offences. Her offshore experience has included two deployments to the Solomon Islands, a short term deployment to Timor Leste and three years as the Senior Liaison Officer in Jakarta, where she worked closely with the Indonesian National Police on terrorism, narcotics, people smuggling and child protection operations.
Sandra has been conferred with a Masters in Leadership and Management from Charles Sturt University, is a graduate from of the FBI National Academy, and has been awarded the Commissioner’s Group Citation for Conspicuous Conduct, Commissioner’s Group Citation for Excellence in Overseas Service and the AFP Operations Medal for Operation Crowea, amongst others. Previous to the AFP, Sandra served with the Royal Australian Navy.