The required profile

International police peacekeeping missions are demanding both physically and mentally. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is looking for candidates who are willing to be deployed for a period of at least six months. Interest in questions of ethics and human rights, a marked ability to adapt and enjoyment of interaction in a foreign culture are regarded as indispensable qualities, in addition to the following:

Basic conditions

  • Training as a police officer or a border police officer
  • Minimum professional experience eight years
  • Very good knowledge of English
  • Driving licence (category B)
  • For border police: successful completion of technical course 2 

According to the mission

  • Training/experience in personnel management 
  • Good knowledge of French 

Other conditions

  • Availability for 12 months
  • Successful completion of the basic course on international police missions
  • The successful completion of the recruitment process 


  • Border police use the models shown on the intranet of the Federal Customs Administration.
  • Police officers address their applications, including motivation letter, CV, photograph and work certificate to the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding.