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Press Release (10.07.2019 - FDJP)

Federal Councillor Keller-Sutter on a working visit to London: Switzerland strengthens cooperation with the UK

The United Kingdom and Switzerland intend to work more closely on fighting terrorism and crime. On 10 July, the head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police FDJP, Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter, was in London to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect with her British counterpart. She also signed an agreement on mutual access to the UK and Swiss labour markets in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Information (25.04.2019 - fedpol)

The search for clues: The latest fedpol Annual Report is out

Last year once again proved that crime and the internet are inextricably linked. For example, there was the IS sympathiser whose social media contacts presented us with the challenge of Big Data, and the unfortunate man who fell in love with an online fraudster – to name but two of our cases.

Information (30.04.2018 - fedpol)

Switzerland is no island

Last year fedpol accompanied the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, on his Tour de Suisse. We now invite you on a tour of fedpol. Passport at the ready?

Information (27.04.2018 - fedpol)

Switzerland is no island

The leader of several criminal gangs specialising in extortion and armed robbery is on the move around Europe. The man goes about his ‘business affairs’, investing his ill-gotten gains. He also comes to Switzerland regularly…A European investigation team that includes fedpol monitors his comings and goings, patiently documenting his every move in order to foil his activities and dismantle the criminal gangs he heads.

Press Release (08.03.2017 - fedpol)

Closer police cooperation between Switzerland and Thailand

Berna. The Swiss Confederation and the Kingdom of Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 8 March 2016 to step up the fight against cross-border crime. Under the agreement, the two countries will provide mutual support to police investigations and tighten their criminal prosecution.

Press Release (11.01.2017 - FDJP)

Facilitated entry to the USA ‒ Global Entry Program to begin for Switzerland in February 2017

Bern. At its meeting on 11 January 2017 the Federal Council approved Switzerland’s participation in the Global Entry Program of the United States of America and authorized the necessary amendment to the Federal Office of Police’s (fedpol) Fees Ordinance. From 1 February 2017 Swiss nationals can register with fedpol to participate in the program. The program facilitates entry to the USA following pre-clearance security checks by the Swiss and US police authorities.

Information (25.10.2016 - fedpol)

Constructive dialogue on human trafficking

Talks at the 4th INTERPOL Global Conference on Human Trafficking in Lugano have strengthened ties between the various partners in fighting human trafficking.

Press Release (19.10.2016 - fedpol)

Switzerland hosts the 4th INTERPOL Global Conference on Human Trafficking

Berne. Fighting human trafficking is at the center of discussions at the 4th INTERPOL Global Conference taking place from today until Friday in Lugano. The conference, which Switzerland is hosting for the first time, is a result of close co-operation between INTERPOL, fedpol and the canton of Ticino. It brings together experts from around the world to discuss the current challenges in fighting this evil crime. Combating human trafficking in Switzerland is one of the priorities of the Federal Council’s law enforcement strategy. Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga, head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police, is also attending the conference.

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