The witness protection programme at fedpol is only considered once all other options by the cantonal law enforcement authorities have been exhausted. The person in question must be willing to participate in the programme and comply with the resulting obligations. Once on the programme, the person is subject to considerable restrictions.
Discretion is essential at fedpol‘s witness protection unit. Any reference, however small, to the methods or resources of a witness protection unit or a specific case can pose a serious threat to witnesses or unit staff. Witness protection is a demanding, intense and dangerous job that aims at finding an optimal solution in each case for the benefit of those involved.
Last modification 12.03.2018