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 seven states of Germany that enforces the protection of the Constitution. In the nine remaining states, the duties of constitutional protection are handled by the state interior ministries. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution is supervising these agencies.

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The following states, mostly West German, have separate "Landesämter für Verfassungsschutz":

In the following nine states, a division of the state Interior Ministry handles constitutional protection:[1]

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