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The State Office for the Protection of the Constitution (German: Landesbehörde für Verfassungsschutz; LfV) is a state-level security agency in Germany.

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:

The following nine states, both in the East and West part, have a division within each state Interior Ministry handling constitutional protection:[1]

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