Federal Department of Justice and Police

Federal Department of Justice and Police
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Agency overview
Formed 1848
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Headquarters Bern
Employees 2,203[1]
Annual budget Expenditure: CHF 1.4 billion
Revenue: CHF 130.8 million
Minister responsible Simonetta Sommaruga, Federal Councillor
Website www.ejpd.admin.ch

The Federal Department of Justice and Police (German: Eidgenössisches Justiz- und Polizeidepartement, French: Département fédéral de justice et police, Italian: Dipartimento federale di giustizia e polizia) is one of the seven departments of the Swiss federal government. It is headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council, the Swiss justice minister. Until 1979, the department was known as the Department of Justice and Police.


The Department is composed of the following offices and institutes:[2]

The following independent authorities are affiliated to the FDJP for administrative purposes:

  • Federal Gaming Board (FGB): Regulates casinos and enforces Swiss gambling law (except lotteries, which are regulated by the cantons).

List of heads of the departmentEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Swiss Federal Chancellery. "The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide 2009". 
  2. ^ "Organization Chart FDJP". Federal Department of Justice and Police. Retrieved May 2008. 

External linksEdit

Last modified on 26 December 2013, at 05:58