I. To unify the control of police duties in the Reich, a chief of the German Police shall be appointed within the Reich Ministry of the Interior, to whom is assigned the direction and executive authority for all police matters within the jurisdiction of the Reich and Prussian Ministries of the Interior.
II. 1. The Deputy Chief of the Prussian Gestapo, Reichsführer SS Himmler, is hereby nominated Chief of the German Police in the Reich Ministry of the Interior.
2. He is personally and directly subordinate to the Reich and Prussian Ministers of the Interior.
3. For matters within his jurisdiction he represents the Reich and Prussian Ministers of the Interior in the absence of the latter.
4. He carries the service title: Reichsführer SS and Chief of the German Police within the Reich Ministry of the Interior.
III. The Chief of the German Police in the Reich Ministry of the Interior will take part in the meetings of the Reich Cabinet in so far as matters within his jurisdiction are concerned.
IV. I hereby charge the Reich and the Prussian Ministers of the Interior with the execution of this decree.
Source of English translation: Jeremy Noakes and Geoffrey Pridham, eds., Nazism, 1919-1945, Vol. 2: State, Economy and Society 1933-1939. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2000, p. 320.
Source of original German text: Reichsgesetzblatt I, 1936, p. 487; reprinted in Paul Meier-Benneckenstein, ed., Dokumente der deutschen Politik, Volume 4, Deutschlands Aufstieg zur Großmacht 1936, edited by Axel Friedrichs. Berlin, 1937, pp. 37-38.