Providing for the data centre of the Police of the Czech Republic

Project completed

The Police of the Czech Republic will be provided with a new data backup centre under its responsibility complying with standards of similar facilities operated in advanced EU Member States part of the s-TESTA network (secure Trans-European Services for Telematics between Administrations)

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Czech Republic
Enhanced security and safety
Combating corruption and organised crime
01.04.2012 - 30.09.2014
CHF  918’850

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


The protection of inhabitants against all form of organised crime, including terrorism, is among the priorities of the Czech Republic (CR). Modern technologies used by the Police play an important role in achieving this key objective. Registers operated by the Police of CR are managed by the main data centre and the backup data centre. The latter is in critical state. The management of the Police has decided to build a new backup centre to comply with parameters of similar facilities operated in advanced EU Member States part of the s-TESTA network.


The goal is ensuring an efficient, economical and problem-free operation of critical central information systems of the Police of CR. The modernized back-up data centre will increase the accessibility and security of critical national and international police information system in case of crises and disasters. CR Police will comply with the technological standards applied by all members of the s-TESTA network

Target groups
  • Czech Republic’s inhabitants
  • Foreign partners of the PCR involved in the s-TESTA network

The project will finance the following activities: (i): Preparation of the tender dossier; (ii): Selection of the supplier; (iii): Delivering and installation of the equipments; (iv): Backup unit customisation; (v): Transfer of data and testing of the new equipments; (vi): Seminar for police management before launching a routine operation of the new data centre


Achieved results:  

  • Modernisation of the back-up data centre of the Police of CR through the purchase of: 1 server rack; 9 servers; Backup power supply (UPS); Operational System; Database-, backup- and cloud-software
  • Procured technical Equipment (HW and SW) for the data backup center delivered and installed
  • Police management informed on the new data backup center through a workshop with 73 participants (50 planned)

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

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    918’850 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    795’008
Project phases

Phase 1 01.04.2012 - 30.09.2014   (Completed)