Cooperation of crucial importance to fedpol in 2016

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Illustration: Johanna Schaible

Fedpol’s main focus in 2016 was the fight against terrorism. To this end, Switzerland’s national police agency made consistent use of all the instruments at its disposal and took steps to tighten loopholes in legislation through the introduction of new statutory provisions. A crucial element of fedpol’s work, and one that has become more important than ever before in fighting crime, was cooperation with the cantons and its international partners. As a consequence, the agency expanded its network of police attachés in 2016. The Annual Report also reveals that the number of reports involving cases of suspected money laundering and terrorist financing continued to rise in 2016. 

Dossier: The Swiss Coordination Unit against the Trafficking of Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

Human Trafficking

According to the internationally accepted definition, trafficking in persons is the recruitment, transportation, harbouring or receipt of persons for the purpose of exploitation, and is a punishable offence in Switzerland under Article 182 of the Swiss Criminal Code (SCC).

Dossier: Corruption


Corruption is the term used to describe improper activities by persons in a position of trust in the public sector, in the judiciary, in political circles, in companies that operate at a national and/or an international level, or in non-profit organisations (such as associations or trusts) in order to gain an unjustifiable material or immaterial advantage.

Dossier: Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS)

Money Laundering

The Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) at the Federal Office of Police (fedpol) is Switzerland’s central money laundering office and functions as a relay and filtration point between financial intermediaries and the law enforcement agencies

Dossier: A common-sense approach to using the internet

A common-sense approach to using the internet

Cyber criminals are after one thing in particular ‒ money. To avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime, use common sense when on the internet and protect yourself and your computer.
If you come across suspicious matter online or fall victim to cybercrime, report the incident to fedpol.