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GerichtsgebäudeThis section contains SFAO audits related to justice and police issues.

Audit ICT steering - Federal Office of Police

The Federal Office of Police (fedpol) is Switzerland's supreme police authority. It is the point of contact for the police forces in Switzerland and abroad, and performs tasks in the areas of crime, security, administration and support. The Resource Management and Strategy Directorate, together with the decentralised IT units and the Federal Department of Justice and Police's IT Service Centre (ISC-FDJP), provides key IT services for operational areas.

Audit number: 21203

Audit Combating economic crime - Summary report on audits by the Swiss Federal Audit Office

Between 2015 and 2021, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) carried out 16 audits and evaluations in connection with the fight against economic crime. This work was done in response to a forward-looking initiative launched in 2014 by the former Ticino prosecutor Paolo Bernasconi. This initiative allowed the SFAO to identify several audit topics. To these, we added the results of six audits that did not focus specifically on economic crime. In spring 2022, three areas remained to be explored. The SFAO reviewed these efforts, highlighting the positive aspects but also the areas for improvement.

Audit number: 21447

Audit Supervision of the real estate register system - Federal Office of Justice

The real estate register plays an essential role in guaranteeing property ownership in Switzerland. As a state register, it records all real estate and the associated rights and encumbrances. All legal transactions relating to land and real estate are recorded in the real estate register, such as the purchase and sale of a house, the granting of residential and usufructuary rights and mortgages. The exact number of real estate register transactions per year in Switzerland is not known. The real estate register serves a wide variety of users and actors from both the private and public sectors.

Audit number: 21529