REICHSKRIMINALPOLIZEIAMT (RKPA), was
Nazi Germany 's central criminal
investigation department, founded in 1936 after the Prussian central
criminal investigation department (Landeskriminalpolizeiamt) became
the national criminal investigation department for Germany. It was
merged, along with the secret state police department, the Geheime
Staatspolizei (Gestapo) as two sub-branch departments of the
Sicherheitspolizei (SiPo). The SiPo was under
Reinhard Heydrich 's
overall command. In September 1939, with the founding of the
Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Main Security office; RSHA), the
Sicherheitspolizei as a functioning state agency ceased to exist as
the department was merged into the RSHA.
* 1 Central organization
* 2 Regional organization
* 3 Local organization
* 4 Merger
* 5 References
* 5.1 Citations
* 5.2 Bibliography
The central organization contained a national surveillance register
and eleven centers for national crimes.
* Missing persons
* International pickpockets
Romani people "
* Serious violent crimes
* Professional fraud
* Professional burglary
14 Kriminalpolizeileitstellen (regional criminal investigation
51 Kriminalpolizeistellen (local criminal investigation units).
In 1936, the RKPA was formed after the Prussian central criminal
investigation department (Landeskriminalpolizeiamt) became the
national criminal investigation department for Germany. The state
police agencies in Germany were then statutorily divided into the
Ordnungspolizei (regular or order police) and the Sicherheitspolizei
(state security police; SiPo). The RKPA was merged, along with the
secret state police, the
Geheime Staatspolizei or Gestapo as two
sub-branch departments of the SiPo.
Reinhard Heydrich was placed in
overall command of the SiPo and its central command office, the
Sicherheitspolizei . He was already head of the
Sicherheitsdienst (SD) and Gestapo.
Arthur Nebe was appointed the
Reichskriminaldirektor of the Reichskriminalpolizeiamt, and reported
In September 1939, the
Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA) was created
as the command organization for the various state investigation and
security agencies. The Hauptamt
Sicherheitspolizei was officially
abolished and its departments were folded into the RSHA. The
Reichskriminalpolizeiamt became Amt V (Department V), the
Kriminalpolizei (Criminal Police) in the RSHA. On 15 August 1944,
Friedrich Panzinger took over as chief of Amt V in the RSHA until the
end of the war in Europe.
* ^ A B C D Martin Eberhard (1999), Die
(Universität Konstanz, Philosophische Fakultät 2013-12-15.
* ^ Williams 2001 , p. 77.
* ^ Williams 2001 , pp. 61, 77.
* ^ Weale 2010 , pp. 134, 135.
* ^ A B Friedlander 1995 , p. 55.
* ^ Weale 2012 , pp. 140–144.
* Friedlander, Henry (1995). The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From
Euthanasia to the Final Solution. Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press. ISBN 978-0807822081 .
* Weale, Adrian (2010). The SS: A New History. London: Little,
Brown. ISBN 978-1408703045 .
* Weale, Adrian (2012). Army of Evil: A History of the SS. New York:
Caliber Printing. ISBN 978-0-451-23791-0 .
* Williams, Max (2001). Reinhard Heydrich: The Biography, Volume
1—Road To War. Church Stretton: Ulric Publishing. ISBN
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