Secret Service Money - Public Record Office Victoria - Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
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Title: Secret Service Money
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 1 ITEM 21 RECORD 1
Transcript: amount in subsidiary men who can render the Department some service. F C Standish C. C. Police Confidential Forwarded to Mr Nicolson who will be good enough to furnish the information asked for in the latter portion of the Honble. the Chief Secretarys minutes. F. C. Standish C. C. Police -Confidential 10-2-80 During the greater part of the last six months, I have been kept acquainted with the appearance of the Outlaws in various parts of this district. But up to this date too late to enable me to pursue them with hope of success but in time to take precautions agt. them The above information has been corroborated from independent sources. Certain of my informants have had personal interviews with the individual members of the Gang, but unexpectedly either preceding or subsequent to the dates of appointments made with them. Without the means of employing those agents the police cannot cope with the outlaws, who are particularly many. In all cases such as this, police always require what is better known as special detective assistance. But in this instance it is called secret service money because the persons employed are of the same class as the outlaws & friends, and they assist at the risk of their lives. The Chief Comm is well aware of this. C. H. Nicolson A. C. P. Y1593 13.2.80