Warning: Fraudulent emails

Fraudulent emails posing as the police have been circulating for the last several months. Senders impersonate various police authorities (fedpol, Europol, Interpol) as well as individuals (Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter, fedpol Director Nicoletta della Valle).The emails threaten to initiate criminal proceedings against the recipients for visiting websites containing child pornography.

Please do not reply to these e-mails! Report them to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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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.

Anschlag in Wien


In recent years, Europe has been shaken repeatedly by terrorist attacks motivated by jihadism or right-wing extremism. According to the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS), the terrorist threat in Europe, including Switzerland, remains acute.