Federal Department of Justice and Police FDJP
The FDJP is responsible for national and international police cooperation with the aim of ensuring a security net for the entire population. It draws up legislation in civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative law to respond to societal challenges and create equal opportunities. In addition, the FDJP regulates the conditions under which foreign nationals may enter, live and work in Switzerland, or obtain asylum here.
Head of the FDJP.
Member of the Federal Council since 2023.
«Political action requires legal certainty and humanistic values.»
Priorities of the FDJP in 2023
Migration policy is a priority of the FDJP. Particular emphasis is placed on integration: people who are allowed to stay in Switzerland should be able to integrate quickly. One of the measures supported by the FDJP to achieve this is the pre-apprenticeship integration programme. This prepares people who have found protection in Switzerland for an apprenticeship in a targeted and practice-oriented manner. At the same time, the FDJP ensures that people who are not in need of protection are removed from the country. The FDJP also works at the international level to curb the causes of irregular migration.
The FDJP ensures that Switzerland's security authorities have the necessary legal instruments to safeguard the security of its residents. In particular, this includes the central information systems for fingerprints, DNA profiles and national and international searches. These allow terrorists and other criminals to be reliably identified by the cantonal police, the migration authorities and the Federal Office for Customs and Border Protection.
The FDJP is also pushing ahead with the process of digital transformation. The department is currently drawing up the legal basis for a state-managed digital proof of identity. In future, users will be able to identify themselves digitally in a secure, fast and uncomplicated manner while retaining the greatest possible control over their data.
Expenses 2021 (CHF)
Staff (FTEs) 2021
Organisation chart FDJP
General Secretariat GS-FDJP
Secretary General: Stefan Hostettler Fischer
State Secretariat for Migration SEM
Christine Schraner Burgener
Office of Justice FOJ
Director: Michael Schöll
Office of Police fedpol
Post and Telecommunications Surveillance
Institute of Intellectual Property IIP
Institute of Metrology METAS
Institute of Comparative Law SICL
Audit Oversight Authority FAOA
Director: Reto Sanwald
Gaming Board FGB
Responsible: Thomas Witschi
Commission on Migration FCM
Arbitration Commission for the Exploitation of Copyrights and Related Rights
President: Helen Kneubühler
Commission for the Prevention of Torture NCPT