Crossing information systems: a contribution to security and migration management

Interoperability of information systems

Law enforcement and migration authorities have access to many information systems at the European level. Today, a request must be submitted to each system separately, which implies a loss of efficiency and time. Tomorrow, thanks to an IT solution (interoperability), the authorities will be able to access information from different systems through a single request. Hence, they will better detect people who pose a threat to security or lie about their real identity. This helps to combat terrorism and serious crime, improves the management of migration and strengthens security in the Schengen Area. On October 9, 2019, the Federal Council put in consultation a project in this sense.


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.