State Authority for the Protection of the Constitution

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The State Authority for the Protection of the Constitution - German: Landesämter für Verfassungsschutz (LfV) is a federally independent state security agency based in eight states of Germany that enforces the protection of the Constitution. In the eight other states, the duties of constitutional protection are handled by the state interior ministries.

Its federal counterpart is the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.