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Federal Department of Justice and Police
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Agency overview
Formed 1848
Jurisdiction Federal administration of Switzerland
Headquarters Berne
Employees 2,203[1]
Annual budget Expenditure: CHF 1.4 billion
Revenue: CHF 130.8 million
Minister responsible Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Federal Councillor

The Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) (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, headed by a member of the Swiss Federal Council, the Swiss minister of justice. Until 1979, the department was known as the Department of Justice and Police. It is often known under its German abbreviation EJPD.



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).
  • Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG): Criminal prosecuting authority with respect to crimes subject to federal jurisdiction, led by the Attorney General of Switzerland.

List of heads of the department


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