line up for briefing prior to Operation Legnica
Formed: 24 December 1946
Preceding Agency: Die Schwarze Tötungskraft
Superseding Agency: None
Type: Federal Police, Military Police
Jurisdiction: The Black Party
Headquarters: Berlin, The Black Party
Employees: 61,000 (c. 1960)
Reserves: 350,000 (c. 1960)
Minister of Interior: Achilles Poirier
Minister of Justice: Eiden Von Stern
Minister of Conflict: Aleksandra Polenska
Minister of Interior: Achilles Poirier
Deputy Minister of Interior: Stanza Fair
SSP-Overseer: Joseph Lakeside
SSP-1st National Leader: Kaitz Fähnrich
SSP-1st State Leader: Lance Goven
Parent Agency: The Black Party (Political)
Secret State Police
The Secret State Police (ˈsiːkrɪt steɪt pəˈliːs; German: Geheime Staatspolizei; Polish: Sekret Policja Kapitał), commonly called The Staatspolizei or The National Police is the primary law enforcement agency of The Black Party. It began as a small guard unit known as "Die Schwarze Tötungskraft" ("The Black Death Force"; literally, "The Black Kill Force") and was comprised of former members of the German Empire's Guarde Korps, as well as avid supporters of The Party. The original purpose of the agency was to act as a personal paramilitary force under the direct command of the first Party Council. These orders ranged from guarding members of The Party, robbing political opposition, engaging in violent occupations of cities, and may have even been responsible for the Reichstag Fire. Cities such as Dortmund and Poznań were occupied by their paramilitary and protected by law through political negotiations by The Black Party until February 1933, in which The Black Party's paramilitary receded occupied territory and in 1935, outlawed. Later, in 1939, both The Party and their paramilitary was completely dissolved. High ranking members were executed, excluding the original founder.
After World War II broke out, an armed vigilante organisation was re-created. They named themselves The Black Legion (of The Party), and acted as a rival partisan force who enforced NSDAP law, despite being hunted by the SA and SS themselves. Despite this, The Black Legion were known to be at odds with the NatSoc Party and it's child agencies, and would often clash in violent combat with each-other. The Black Legion's numbers were extraordinarily low, and they were eventually arrested in February 14, 1941. In December 1946, the Council reinstated the DST under it's new, finalised name, and was put under a total reform of responsibilities. Lavone Lakeside was the first Overseer of the SSP, and was appointed by a five to six majority vote by the 3rd Council. Under his discretion, The Secret State Police grew to be the primary law enforcement and military of The Black Party, taking on a multitude of responsibilities. The SSP grew to be the foremost agency for security, surveillance, rescue, public service, and emergency fire and medical. Due to their large role, they often act independently from The Black Party and their Government, and are rumoured to be much more radical and fanatic. The SSP has a branch in the military known as the SSP-Kriegspolizei (English: SSP-Military Police; literally "SSP-War Police").
The Secret State Police was originally formed on January 21, 1920, for the sole purpose of being the personal armed force of the High Council, now the primary Government of The Black Party. Their duties originally consisted of enforcement of Party Doctrine amongst Party members, but gradually increased as much as to create themselves the primary policing force within The Black Party territories.
As The Black Party became increasingly numerous, The Council decided to begin broadening funds and connections, and using the black-market to fund their plans for their own personal militia. They eventually cut ties with other paramilitary groups who supported The Party, and establish their own form of vigilante policing, named "Die Schwarze Tötungskraft" ("The Black Death Force"; literally, "The Black Kill Force"). "Die Schwarze Tötungskraft" was comprised of former members of the Deutscher Heer and the Guarde Korps, as well as avid supporters of The Party. Their original purpose was written in Party Doctrine as "... to provide service to the loyalist of The Party." As "Die Schwarze Tötungskraft" gained power and influence, the paramilitary grew increasingly thuggish and committed numerous crimes such as robbing homes of political opposition in addition to being the official guard of The Party's events, and high-ranking members. On the 14th of January, 1920, "Die Schwarze Tötungskraft" carried out it's first deadly area occupation in Legnica, Poland, where local law enforcement and other paramilitary organisations were overpowered. This area was announced as official territory of The Black Party, hence being the first "nation" of it's kind. Included in the fallen, the seizure and hold of the Legnica Federal Administrative Court was secured. This became the first major Government building for The Black Party, and was heavily guarded by the DST's most devoted company, now
know as SSP-KP 1st Stoßwellenabteilung (SSP-Military Police, 1st Shockwave Division). Conquest of other towns and cities continued within Germany and Poland. "Die Schwarze Tötungskraft" had built a reputation of amassing political crimes such as the robbery of political oppositions, assassinations, and moreover. The DST had also been accused of participating or spearheading the Reichstag Fire after being criticised by the Natsoc Party. The Black Party denies accusations to this day, and no charges have been pursued against the organisation.
Instead of the DST being outlawed, the political influence gained by The Black Party allowed for The Secret State Police to be named an official Government militia, and received minuscule amounts of tax funds.
More cities such as Dortmund and Poznań were occupied by their paramilitary and protected by law through political negotiations by until February 1933, in which The Black Party's paramilitary receded occupied territory to support the Natsoc Party by not adhering or interfering with the upcoming German Elections fearing that the occupations might drastically affect the vote. Gerhard Rossbach, who was the founder of The Black Party made this executive decision, which also included The Party resigning from the elections. Party members were encouraged to vote for the Natsoc Party, which won the majority in elections. After the elections, the Natsoc Party outlawed all other paramilitary organisations, and pursued the silencing of other political party's, including The Black Party. "Die Schwarze Tötungskraft" was made illegal, and the organisation disbanded, along with The Party.
During the events of World War II, The Black Party was re-established as a Partisan force which aided the German Reich,
although at a much lesser force then their original Party. Only about a 200 members or so were reported, and acted as a vigilante police for the NatSoc Goverment, despite being outlawed and hunted themselves by the SS and SA. A possibility of why their numbers were extraordinarily low is that many members of The Party opted to enlist in volunteer Waffen-SS and Wehrmacht Heer divisions. The Black Party and it's vigilantes were eventually confirmed to have been snuffed out and arrested on February 14, 1941, although many claim much earlier.
Masov Lince, a founding member of The Party, and a close confidant of The 1st Council, became the first DST chief in December 1919. Only a few weeks later, Franze Gotze, an openly fascist Party member, succeeded him as chief of the SSP, as Lince preferred to take the role of People's Speaker. Gotze changed the title of the office to Reichleiter-SS (Reich Leader-SSP), but was shunned by the Natsoc Party and accused of taking the Reichsfuher-SS rank from the Schutzstaffel. He was forced to change the title to Aufseher-SSP (Overseer-SSP). Gotze was considered more dynamic than his predecessor, but became increasingly frustrated by the authority the Weimar Police and other Paramilitary's held over the Weimar Republic. This led to him to temporarily transferring leadership of the SS to his deputy, Earhart Heiden, who was apart of Earhart Armaments, a popular arms supplier and manufacturer, on 1 March 1927. Under Heiden's temporary leadership, a stricter code of discipline was enforced than would have been tolerated by those wishing to enlist into the SSP.
Kalyani Mayweather was the acting Aufseher-SSP during the first Legnica occupation on January 1920. She was temporarily appointed to the position when Franze Gotze was given the role of personally commanding an elite squadron named SSP-Kriegspolizei 1. Lebensraumkorps, (SSP-Military Police 1st Lebensraum Corps), now disbanded. After the first occupation, power was returned peacefully to Franze Gotze with Mayweather successfully securing Legnica for The Party. Mayweather served no longer then 3 days, a testament to her strategic abilities, and was later deported from Germany to France where she took part in an expedition to the Antarctic.
Between 1925 and 1933, the SSP was considered to be a small paramilitary of the numerous within the Weimar Republic. The SSP was unable to maintain any momentum in its membership numbers, which declined from 750 to 512 as other organised paramilitary's (such as the Freikorp) continued their rapid growth. In Gotze's attempt to keep the SSP from dissolving, Joseph Lakeside who was an effective squad leader in the Freikorps, became his deputy in September 1930. Lakeside displayed good organisational abilities compared to Gotze. Under their combined command, the SSP established a number of Gaus (regions or provinces) taken through force. The SSP-Gaus consisted of SSP-Gau Legnica, SSP-Gau Dortmund, SSP-Gau Poznań, and more. Lakeside reportedly still oversees the SSP, but rumours emerged that he has passed most responsibility down to his son, Kaeilich Lakeside (Kaeilich can also be spelt Kailich or Kaelich in English). Gotze continues to command the SSP as a National Leader.
The SSP was regarded as the The Party's elite and official unit, compared to other paramilitary's who were bought out to serve. They are widely considered to be much more fanatical and often act independently without approval from The Black Party and it's government. In keeping with the policy of the Party Doctrine, in the older days all SSP officer candidates had to provide proof of European ancestry back to 1750 and for other ranks to 1800. This practice was discontinued not long after the SSP grew in numbers. This policy
was overturned and removed from Party Doctrine by 1924. Once the war started and it became more difficult to confirm membership between the population, the regulation was amended to provide loyal battalions with prized uniforms which closely resemble that of the SS. In their uniforms, Natsoc symbolism removed or replaced, and two armbands required (One bearing the Coat of Arms of The Party, the other bearing the Insignia of the SSP). Other requirements were complete obedience to The Council, and a swearing of the Officers Creed. Lakeside also tried to institute physical criteria based on appearance and height, but these requirements were only loosely enforced. Inducements such as higher salaries and larger homes were provided to members of the SSP, in addition, securities and promised welfare for their families encouraged SSP officers to give their lives for the cause and to rest easy knowing that their families were safe. Apart of the Officers Creed is to swear their deaths to protect the youth. Officers from the SSP-KP (Special Forces) were shamed for returning home unharmed, seeing that their devotion to The Party was not strong enough. As causalities lessened, this mentality began to wither.
Commitment to SSP ideology was emphasized throughout the recruitment, membership process, and training. Members of the SSP were indoctrinated into the multiple, especially the "Justice Through Any Means" policy of The Party, and were taught that it was necessary to remove from Germany people deemed by that policy as unmoral. Moralistic indoctrination and the rare awarding of regalia and insignia for milestones in the SSP man's career suffused SS members even further with Party ideology, and only motivated members more. This mentality forced them to be perfect representations of their vision, which saw no fallacies in man. SSP members, especially the youth division, were strictly policed, and had to "act perfect" at any time of day and night. Members were expected to renounce non-Christian faith, although celebrations regarding religion such as Christmas were relegated to be deemed "Morally Righteous". SSP ranks were and are not allowed to have intimate or rarely, even modest relationships except with those of the opposite sex who already served or currently serve with the SSP. Heterosexual intercourse within the SSP was considered misdeeds, but enforcement was loose. Marriage is completely illegal while service was ongoing. In late 1939, Lakeside bought a 280m2 training camp for use by the SSP, but plans for it's complete operation were abandoned when The Party and the respective organisations were outlawed next year.
The SSP ideology included the application of brutality and terror as a solution to criminal and degenerate problems. The SSP stressed total loyalty and obedience to orders unto death. The Council used this as a powerful tool to further his aims and those of The Party. The SSP was entrusted with the commission of atrocities, illegal activities, and war crimes. Lakeside once wrote that an SSP man "Devotes their soul to commit atrocities to cleanse the people of their own ...".
The SSP's official English motto was "Justice Through Fear, Order Through Loyalty". Their unofficial motto, which was only official in German, was "Von Meiner Loyalität, Erhebt sich Meine Ehre" ("From My Loyalty, Rises My Honour"). There are complaints and accuses of fraud that this motto resembles that of the Waffen-SS and the SS, which was "Meine Ehre heißt Treue" ("My Honour is Loyalty"). The SSP reject these claims, but admit deriving inspiration from it. A popular saying or phrase that the SSP went by was "The ends justifies the blood", paying homage and humility to the brutality in the SSP's unorthodox method and harsh punishment of non white-collared criminals.
The Secret State Police is the primary organisation for both national policing, emergency medical, and fire suppression. It is unknown if any other organisation legally provides this service in the state, and no other organisation not linked to the SSP claims to do so. As such, the SSP are well cross-trained. Regiments of the SSP divide and produce specialised divisions that directs focus towards specific services, but they are flexible in nature, and can provide any emergency service if required. In order to graduate from an SSP Junker School, the graduate must express a basic understanding of medical provision equivalent to an EMT-Intermediate in the American system.
The SSP's primary and intended purpose is evident in their name, "The Secret State Police". They own a vast array of policing tools, which are similar and comparable to that of the first-world police agencies, apart from the total lack of tazers. They go through rigorous, intentionally dehumanising training to prevent corruption and deviance from strictly enforced protocol. This is considered as a highly effective form of law enforcement, and report high numbers of encounters that vastly outnumber much lower arrest counts. Despite the vast account of police equipment, many national policemen of the SSP do not carry their full kit, and also lightly pack equipment in their vehicles. Many officers only carry their standard issued pistols (One Luger P08 and one Glock Semi-Automatic Pistol) in addition to their batons. Additional equipment tend to be multipurpose, or non-existent in use.
The SSP has an extensive criminals investigation and laboratory resources, as well as units which assist with computer crime investigations. They are divided more specifically between the jurisdiction of the two primary investigative divisions, SSP-JD (Justice Division) and the SSP-BSO (Black Service Organisation). The SSP-JD runs a "Citizenry Criminal Database" (CCD), a joint project of the SSP-BSO and the SSP-JD, links 6,000 closed-circuit television cameras, and other surveillance devices into an integrated system. Essentially a large search engine and data warehouse containing criminal information on citizens, operated by detectives to assist officers in the field with their investigations.
The SSP has multiple special operations detachments designed for high risk scenario's and extensively trained with firearms and closed quarters combat. A division of these tactical police units are so well trained, that they have been integrated into The Black Party's conventional military. They are now a special forces unit, and a military police division. This contributes to the put-down of revolution and dissidence within the state, with lightning response and deadly tactics.
Although highly acclaimed in specific combat scenarios, the SSP openly admit their ineffectiveness in actual warfare, forgivable as their main functionality is policing, and not a defence force.
The SSP contains many other divisions, including a border patrol (SSP-GZK "Grenzerkompanie"), educational division (SSP-LEI "Law Enforcement Institute"), a navy (SSP-NDL "Naval Divisional League"), and an air support unit (SSP-ADL "Ariel Divisional League"). More divisions are devoted to foreign policing, but are centred around militarism, and in cooperation with the existing state.
In The Black Party, all emergency services are
centralized under The Staatspolizei.
An estimated 54,500 officers of the SSP are exclusively dedicated to national policing, with all 61,000 serving as some form of police.
In The Black Party, the Secret State Police and their Medical Response Service (SSP-MRS) provide out-of-hospital acute medical care and/or transport to definitive care for those in need. They are regulated by the Secret State Police, which sets the minimum standards that all Partizani regions MRS' providers must meet, and regulated more strictly by the regions lower government, and regional assembly, which often require higher standards from the services they oversee. In practice and in law, only the SSP high command can alter SSP functionalities, and the bureau of national government can only push legislation that the Overseer-SSP and peers can assess and reject.
All SSP personal are required to express a basic understanding of medical provision equivalent to an EMT-Intermediate in the American system through standardised testing and field demonstration prior to graduation into service.
The Fire Brigade (German: Feuerwehrpolizei; Shorthand: SSP-FWP) was a fire suppression brigade of The Black Party and detachment of the Secret State Police formed in 1930 when the need for a firefighting system for The Black Party became apparent. Fire brigades were transferred to the administration of the national police. The previously red fire vehicles, yellow uniforms and fire service ranks were replaced by modified black police-controlled firefighting vehicles, national police hazmat uniforms and police ranks.
The Fire Brigades were exclusively recruited from The Secret State Police, and were considered an elite-select organisation because of it. Their duties overlapped with the Administrative Police, consisting of civil defense and military training. Youth officers were also appointed into The Fire Brigades to assist the officers within it, and were given the nickname "Firekids".
Left: Staff Officer + (And Above)
Right: Shock Officer - Schutz Officer
The Secret State Police is owned by an administrative branch named The Capital City Police (Abbreviation: CCP; German Title: Allgemeine-SSP). The CCP is the administrative and governing body of the entirety of the The Black Party's Policing Forces, including administration over SP, the latter being more popular and the front-face of Partizani Police. It was founded by Earheart Leupold, under the name of the 1st Protection Detachment, and now is under the command of Laurein Finn, sister to The Minister of Interior.
The CCP participated in combat during the counter-invasions in Russia and took on an administrative role, organising the conflict together with the 6th Administrative Police and the combat units of the SSP Military Police Divisions prior to 1950. By mid-1955 it had been increased in size from a small unit to a Police Division and was designated SSP-Capital City Protection Police (CCPP). It received its final form and independence as the honour guards as Capital City Police in December 1956.
Members of the CCP perpetrated numerous atrocities and war crimes, including the Massov massacre. They killed an estimated 5,000 prisoners of war in the period 1950–1958, mostly from an administrative sector.
The Black Party's Capital Police has the primary responsibility for protecting life and property; preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal acts; and enforcing traffic regulations throughout the capital state and other government buildings and personnel. The Capitol Police has exclusive jurisdiction within all buildings and grounds of The Black Party's government institutions, as well as the State Libraries and schools. It also has concurrent jurisdiction with other civilian and military agencies, including the Black Guard and the Secret State Police. Officers also have jurisdiction throughout the state to take enforcement action when they observe or are made aware of crimes of violence while on official duties. Additionally, they are charged with the protection of members of the legislature, officers of staff, and their families throughout the entire State, its territories and possessions. While performing protective functions (ie; Protecting officials), the Capitol Police have jurisdiction throughout the entirety of The Black Party.
In the early days of the The Black Party, the leadership realized that a bodyguard unit composed not of killers, but loyal men was needed. Earheart Leupold formed a guard formation from the 19.Granatwerfer-Kompanie of the Imperial German Army. From this formation the Protection Detachment (1st PD) and soon to be Capital Police evolved. In late 1919, Leupold ordered the formation of a small separate bodyguard dedicated to his service rather than "a suspect mass", such as the 1st PD. Originally the unit was composed of only 12 men, commanded by Leupold himself. It was designated the Protection Detachment and fought alongside various other military regiments of The Black Party, placing them under the jurisdiction of other regiment leaders. The 1st PD were issued unique white caps, but at this point was still under SSP control. Leupold resurrected the use of the catholic cross as the unit's insignia, to highlight the contrast of character between the Protection Detachment and the deathsquad regiments of whom puppeteer it.
In the mid-1920s, the unit numbered no more than 20 members at that time. Violence remained a large part of Polish politics, and The Council was a potential target. In 1921, The Party ordered the refurbishment of the bodyguard unit, holding capital jurisdiction over all military police. In November the 1st Protection Detachment was renamed the Capital Police, abbreviated to CP. By 1933 through post war, the CP had grown from a small bodyguard unit to a formation of over 1,000 select, loyalist men, approximately 20 of the personnel being women. By 1945, this unit was placed under the command of Laurein Finn, who selected 100 men from the SSP-Capital Police to administer the detachment, as well as vouch for the detachment's independence from SSP jurisdiction, and the ability to take her key policemen away from the latter of the SSP. This suggestion was initially rejected, and the 1st Protection Detachment continued to grow in numbers with sub-par soldiers being mixed and merged with loyalist guards. Laurein Finn continued to insist that the SSP-CP was the "loyalist of the loyal", and urged The Party to grant them independence from grunt SSP control. After much protest, Laurein Finn was given the authority to select and choose detachment leaders for combat scenarios, and the SSP-CP saw much success in combat throughout the second world war as well as the Black War for Independence.
It wasn't until December of 1950 that Laurein Finn would be granted permission to create her elite-police and honour guard formation, independent of SSP control. Laurein Finn took 1000 personnel; the crème de la crème of the SSP-CP detachment, and formed the Capital City Police (CCP), which now serves as the most esteemed formation of organized policemen The Black Party retains. The CCP now owns jurisdiction over the SSP, especial uniforms consisting of white dress shirts, and white caps owing to their previous service, and is the last line of defence and protection to The Ministry. The SSP-CP (1st Protection Detachment) continues to exist as a military police and representative/reserve force to the Capital City Police.
The CCP owns many military and police honours, including international standards of heroism. The CCP is widely considered the answer to the need of an elite force after the membership increase (and therefor, quality decrease) of the once elite Secret State Police.
This table contains the final ranks and insignia of the Capital City Police, in comparison to the ranks of the Secret State Police, which were in use since December 1950 after the CCP was established as independent and superior to the SSP. The highest rank of the combined CCP in relation to the SSP was the Nazional Polizei Leiter-CCP and Aufsehr-SSP respectively, however the former retains authority. There was no military equivalent to this position, as the Military was subordinate to the SSP.
All divisions in the Secret State Police were ordered in a single series of numbers as formed, regardless of type. The numbers are often used to dictate importance, lowest being the pinnacle of operation. Those tagged with nationalities were at least nominally recruited from those nationalities. Many of the higher-numbered units were small military police groups (Kampfgruppen, Kriegpolizei), i.e., divisions in name only. Capital City Police Divisions are not listed, and are only represented as Honour Guards.
1st Protection Detachment, Capital City
Providing protection to Party Leadership,
most loyal division, used as Capital Guard
SSP-Police Leader National, Laker Westphalia
1919 - 1985
1st Police Detachment,
First Military Police Brigade,
Used in Polish occupation
No Rank or Title, Kaylani Mayweather
1919 - 1981
15,000 At Peak (1920)
Military Brigade, Rifle
disbanded after accusations of war crimes
1919 - 1920
4th Aktion Detachment, The Black Party
armed and militarized political group
1919 - 1978
12,000 At Peak (1920)
5th Volkssturm Aktion, VAK
1st Volunteer Battalion,
largest manpower count until 1934
Various Peoples Representatives
1920 - 1985
51,000 At Peak (1949)
6th Allgemeine SSP, Administration 6
1st Administrating SSP Division,
manages all SSP operations from
Headquarters in Legnica, Poland
Aufsher-SSP, Joseph Lakeside
1920 - 1981
1st Infantry Police, Motorkorp
Motorised Infantry Division,
volunteer and conscripts
The Black Party,
Brigader-General, Jordan Wilpolozeki
1945 - 1978
1st Armoured Corp, Landßturm
Armoured Panzer Division
The Black Party,
German Democratic Republic
Field Marshal, Arno von Lenski
1946 - 1980
2nd Infantry Police, Free Polish Army
1st volunteer infantry
battalion for the
Field Marshal, Erwin Grenzkeltski
1946 - 1982
10th Medical Corp
The Black Party,
SS-10th Section Leader, Carl Brandit
1946 - 1981
The Stoß Studenten (English: Shock Students), commonly called the "Stoss", is a youth organization that fosters students into the workforce or into the State Police. It is The Black Party's equivalent of the Boy Scouts.
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We've got uniforms for CCP courtesy of The National Post and their archive.