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: Police Department Melbourne, 7 February 1880Memo- 1. With reference to the information I have received that, no further expense for secret service is to be incurred in the North Eastern district. 2. I bet to point out that the above is simply impossible. The use of search parties having been discontinued, secret agents must be employed to obtain information about the outlaws, upon which the police can act. If the employment of such agents is discontinued, the expensive and unsatisfactory practice of despatching search parties must be again resorted to. 3. The use of both agents and search parties cannot be entirely dispensed with, but the employment of a suitable agent to obtain information upon which a party of Police can act, is much more likely to be successful, & costs little in comparison, with the sending out of police at random into the Mountain Country, to see what they can discover. 4. It appears to be necessary to mention the valuable results which have been produced by the police in the N. E. district since the Murders were committed by the Outlaws- (1) The sympathy with which the Outlaws were regarded through their successful outrages To The Chief Commissioner of Police