What to do in case of kidnapping?

Your child has not come home from school or been returned at the agreed time by a parent? You have a firm indication that a person has been kidnapped?

Where can I report a kidnapping?

To the nearest police station



by phone

If a cantonal police service decides to trigger an alert, fedpol diffuses the message through international police channels and in Switzerland with the help of various partner organisations. You can find further information in the fact sheet.

This is how the kidnapping alert Switzerland works

Download the app and help save lives

In the event of a kidnapping, users of the Alertswiss app receive a corresponding message.

Further information is available here


Last modification 26.06.2023

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