Security

Police cooperation

In their efforts to combat cross-border crime, the Swiss police rely on being able to work closely with foreign police forces and global and international police organisations such as INTERPOL and Europol. For this reason, cooperation through INTERPOL and via police agreements is constantly being intensified. Multilateral cooperation in Europe increased at the end of 2008 when the Schengen Agreement came into force. The Federal Office of Police (fedpol) is the contact point and coordination centre in Switzerland for international police cooperation, supporting contacts between cantonal police forces and law enforcement authorities with similar organisations in Switzerland and abroad.
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