Extension of Police Corps information system ACHERON

Project completed

The goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the analytical information system of the Slovak Police Force. As a result, a secured up-to-date IT analytical information tool will support the fight against corruption and organised crime in the country. As well, the project will help to fulfil the international obligations of Slovakia in the filed of criminal intelligence.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Combating corruption and organised crime
26.01.2012 - 30.06.2015
CHF  3’370’000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


The analytic and database information system of the Slovak police is currently under development in line with an EU standard called ‘European Criminal Intelligence Model – ECIM’. The existing system is outdated, the number of users is limited and the databases are not interlinked. Information gained when securing evidence during criminal proceedings are only stored in paper form, which is limiting the further use of information. The new system called Acheron need to be extended and interlinked with the existing MIGRA and POLYGON databases.
Due to its geographic location, Slovakia is facing a serious threat of illegal activities with radioactive and nuclear (RN) materials. Recently, the police is establishing a unit specialised in crimes connected to RN materials. However, the newly created unit lacks a complex up-to-date analytical and information system (IS) and needs specialised training in this field.


The goal of the project is to ensure effective fight against serious and organised crime within Slovakia, as well as against border and cross-border organised crime, including crimes related to RN materials.
The objective of the project is to enable effective criminal investigation and coordination in the fight against crime by providing secured up-to-date IT analytical information tools and providing training to the respective police officers.

Target groups

Specialised units and staff of the Slovak Police


In the first step, the existing Acheron information system will be extended. Purchase of hardware, software and the installation into the IT system has to be realised. Afterwards, the users and administrators of the system will be trained. In a next step, the analytical capacities and competencies of staff of the Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organised Crime shall be increased through technological improvements and trainings. In a third step, an information system for monitoring of illegal activities with RN materials will be established. Targeted training shall be provided to policemen, based on their potential role when handling with RN materials.


Achieved results:  


  • Number of users of Ancheron outside of the Bureau for fighting against corruption as well as integrated places of work increased by 734 in comparison to the year 2011
  • 125 trained employees of the National Criminal Agency have effective access to information
  • Additional analytical equipment is available for the Slovak police and the analytical skills of the users are improved
  • 897 members of the Police Corps attended training on system use
  • Slovak police experts trained in information management, intelligence cycle and analytic activities




Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
  • National State Institute North

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    3’370’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    2’823’486
Project phases

Phase 1 26.01.2012 - 30.06.2015   (Completed)