Short for Secret State Police, secret state police in Germany. When G_ring became Prussen's Interior Minister in 1933, he founded the Gestapo in this state. There was also a political police force in other Länder. Himmler took charge in 1934. In 1936, under Himmler's collaborator Heydrich, the Gestapo and the 'Kriminalpolizei' were merged into the 'Sicherheitspolizei'.