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Wed, 27 Oct



Public and Private Security Forces in a Modern State

What rights and obligations should security forces have in a modern, democratic state? - Entry: CHF 100.- (free entry for members as well as students and people in training) - Tickets can be purchased at the box office - Admission only with COVID certificate and valid identity document

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Public and Private Security Forces in a Modern State
Public and Private Security Forces in a Modern State

Time & Location

27 Oct 2021, 18:00 CEST

Berne, Kochergasse 3/5, 3011 Berne, Schweiz


About the event

What rights and duties should security forces have in a modern, democratic state?


At the 9th SFF Security Talk "Security Forces in a Modern State" on 27th of October 2021 at the Hotel Bellevue Palace in Bern, experts from academia, the police and the private sector will discuss these and other questions.


The study "Security in a connected world" (2019) by PwC Switzerland has shown that there is a tension between federalism and centralization. On the one hand, federal police structures favor community policing and police work adapted to the needs of society. On the other hand, there is a call for greater centralization of cyber and data competencies to address the ever-increasing cyber threats.


Against this background, there are key questions regarding the current situation as well as the future design of Switzerland's internal security:

· How do societal changes affect the work of security forces?

· What are the greatest threats to public and private security?

· What opportunities and risks do new technologies and data analyses bring for police work?

· How should competencies in the security field be organized between state and private actors and between the different levels of government?


We are pleased to welcome Thomas Würgler, former commander of the cantonal police of Zurich and partner at Umbricht Attorneys at Law, Dr. Matthias Leese, Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich, Eva Hürlimann, owner of the Institut Vivacitas, Armin Berchtold, President of the Association of Swiss Security Services Companies (VSSU), and Moritz Oberli, co-author of the study "Security in a networked world" and Managing Partner at EY, as five renowned experts at the 9th SSF Security Talk.


Here you can download the detailed program of the event and register. If you have any questions about this event, please write an email to:


Admission: CHF 100.- (free admission for members as well as students and persons in training)


However, in order to make this event possible and to comply with federal and cantonal requirements to contain the Covid 19 pandemic, we are relying on you to present a Covid certificate and a valid identity document upon entry.




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