Shortening distances – The Annual Report #fedpol2019

Shortening distances – The Annual Report #fedpol2019

We do not yet know where this pandemic will lead us. Our globalised world is under global threat. What is now becoming a reality for health authorities has long been a reality for law enforcement services: like the virus, crime does not stop at borders.

Cooperation is the key to success and the guiding principle in all fedpol’s operations.
The most effective means of cooperation is sharing information, and this is aided by digital technology.

The key to fighting crime lies in shortening distances. In other words, having the right information, in the right place, at the right time. This is the main theme of the 2019 Annual Report.

Annual Report 2019

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Interoperability

Exchange of information

Crime is a reflection of society. It is digital, mobile, connected. Terrorists and criminals do not act locally. They do not stop at borders, whether cantonal or national. In order to strengthen security, a rapid and most comprehensive exchange of information between police forces is indispensable.

Flowers for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack in May 2017

Terrorism

Since the beginning of 2015 Europe has been rocked by a series of jihadist terror attacks. Carried out with little planning and using moderate means, attacks like these can strike anyone and anywhere, be it in a Paris restaurant, at a celebratory parade in Nice, at a Christmas market in Berlin or in a Stockholm shopping street. According to the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS), there is currently a ‘heightenedʼ risk of a terrorist attack in Europe.

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