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Title: Police to have custody of bank keys after hours
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 6 ITEM 55
Transcript: Strictly confidential Noted. I handed this memo to Mr Fraser Manager of the Bank of Victoria here and that Gentleman informed me that he intends continuing the practice previously arranged in regard to the care of the keys of the Bank. Viz after Banking hours the clerk takes charge of one set of the Bank keys and secrets some at his private dwelling until his return on the following day. (N62/80) Arthur Gribbin S. Const 1546 7-2-80 Police Department Asst Commissioners Office Benalla 29th Jany 1880Memo Y1036 The Chief Commissioner of Police has arranged with the Heads of the different Banks that the keys of the Country Branches are to be handed to the Police after office hours for safety and instructions have issued to the Branch managers accordingly I wish to impress on the minds of the Police the importance to them of properly dealing with the matter The keys must not be handed from one to another of either the Police or Bank officials but by the responsible person of both Depts. that is to say they must be handed by the Bank Manager for the time being to the Member of the Force in charge of the station for the time being, the latter must not accept charge of the keys when passed through any of the Bank Subordinates to any of his Subordinates to be handed to him but direct from the Manager himself and when he receives, he will secrete them not even allowing any of his own men to know where they are placed this is necessary to keep the responsibility within as small a limit as possible When returning the keys in the morning they are to be returned in the same manner as received direct to the Manger, for the time being In the event of the Member of the Force[For Mr Nicolsons information] (initial and signature unreadable) 9/2/80