Directorate and Directorate Staff Office
The Directorate manages all fedpol’s affairs. The Directorate Staff Office performs administrative and supportive tasks.
The director is a member of the Core Security Group, which advises the Federal Council Security Committee on security matters.
Communication and Media This service provides the public with information on fedpol. It replies to inquiries from the media, publishes fedpol’s annual report, and manages fedpol’s website and other online services. It also advises the director and the management on communication matters, is responsible for internal communication and organises events.
Directorate Staff Office The Directorate Staff Office provides services for various fedpol departments and for fedpol’s director. It is the contact point to the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) and to other federal and cantonal agencies. It is responsible for all official duties and political affairs, incorporating political, organisational and legal objectives into fedpol’s administrative planning and monitoring their progress. Its archive and documentation centre is responsible for the systematic management of files and documents, and for knowledge management. Incorporated into the Directorate Staff Office are also the language services, which translate official documents into French, German and Italian (Switzerland’s three official languages), and into English. The section for legal affairs and data protection, which manages legislation projects and issues legal orders relating to violent propaganda and entry bans, is also part of the Directorate Staff Office. The data protection office advises staff on data and information protection-related issues and deals with requests from the public for information and for the deletion of data from fedpol’s databases.
Swiss Co-ordination Unit against the Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants The Co-ordination Unit against the Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (KSMM) provides the appropriate structures and networks to combat human trafficking and smuggling effectively in Switzerland. This includes developing strategies and tools in the fields of prevention, prosecution and victim protection.
Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland The Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) receives suspicious activity reports from financial intermediaries (banks, investment societies, insurance companies, etc.) on activities that may constitute money laundering or terrorist financing. MROS gathers and analyses the data, and forwards the information to the appropriate federal or cantonal prosecution authority if there is reasonable suspicion of money laundering or terrorist financing.
The Money Laundering Reporting Office Switzerland (MROS) at fedpol is Switzerland’s central money laundering office and functions as a relay and filtration point between financial intermediaries and law enforcement agencies.
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