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The State Ministry has resolved on the following law:
(1) The Secret State Police, with headquarters in Berlin, is organized in order to carry out the duties of political police with or in place of the ordinary police authorities (Article 2, paragraph 1 of the Code of Police Administration of June 1, 1931, Gesetzsammlung p. 77) The Secret State Police Office has the rank of a higher police authority and is subordinate only to the Minister of the Interior.
(2) The Minister of the Interior determines the functional and territorial jurisdiction of the Secret State Police Office.
(3) The regulations of the Code of Police Administration of June 1, 1931 concerning appeals against orders of the higher police authorities are applicable in so far as the Administrative Court in Berlin has exclusive jurisdiction over court appeals against orders of the Secret State Police Office.
Within its jurisdiction, the Secret State Police Office can make requests for police action to all police authorities.
The Minister of the Interior is entitled to issue administrative orders for the execution of this law. He acts in agreement with the Minister of Finance in Regard to the number and type of officials and employees who should be employed by the Secret State Police Office.
The law goes into effect on the day of its promulgation.Berlin 24 April, 1933
The above law, resolved by the Prussian State Ministry, is herewith promulgated.Berlin 26 April 1933
Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume IV
Office of the United States Chief Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality
Washington, DC : United States Government Printing Office, 1946