The locus of the Confederation's police duties is the Federal Office of Police (fedpol). The office has more than 870 employees and has its headquarters in Bern.
Fedpol is also active in the area of e-government. Since 2012, fedpol has been pressing ahead with the establishment of an electronic identity that is valid nationally and internationally. Up to the end of 2015, this was part of a prioritised project in the eGovernment Switzerland programme for 2008 to 2015. In the strategic plan for 2016 to 2019, fedpol is responsible for the implementation of the «eID Switzerland» strategic project.