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In seven federal states of Germany, it is a semi-independent agency called Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz and reports to the state's interior ministry. In the nine remaining federal states, it is organized as a division within the state's interior ministry.
The following states, mostly Western German, have a detached Landesämter für Verfassungsschutz:
Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz Baden-Württemberg [de]