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Federal Office of Police fedpol

The locus of the Confederation's police duties is the Federal Office of Police (fedpol). The office has more than 950 employees and has its headquarters in Bern.

fedpol is also active in the area of eGovernment. In close collaboration with the Federal Office of Justice (FOJ), the Federal Office of Police has been pressing ahead with the establishment of an electronic identity (eID) that is valid nationally and internationally since 2012. This has been part of a prioritised project in the eGovernment Switzerland programme since 2015. In the 2020–2023 implementation plan, fedpol continues to assume responsibility for the "Implement eID" implementation objective.