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After the Reichsfuehrer SS was installed as Chief of the German Police, the unified direction of all branches of the police and also the designation of the offices must become pronounced.
The greatest differences existed previously among the individual states [Laender] in the field of the political police. At present there are 17 different designations. The unified form of the credentials of the officials of the political police calls for a unified designation of their offices in order to eliminate confusion and misunderstanding among outsiders. Also the simplification of the business transactions calls for assimilation.
1. Therefore the political police of the German states will carry the designation of Secret State Police [Geheime Staatspolizei] from 1 October 1936 on.
2. The state central authorities of the Secret State Police carry the designation
a. in Prussia:
Secret State Police Bureau [Geheime Staatspolizeiamt]
b. in the rest of the state:
State police main office [Staatspolizeileitstelle] or State police office (Staatspolizeistelle)and so
The state police directive offices have the tasks of a state police office for the area of their jurisdiction, a final regulation hereon is withheld.
To the Prussian secret state police office in Berlin, the political police of the exterior Prussian states. -For information to the Prussian Ministry President as chief of the Prussian secret state police, the state cabinet of exterior Prussia, the main office Ordnungs-Police, the Prussian state criminal police office in Berlin, the Prussian Supreme and Government President.
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