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Secret Service Money Secret Service Money

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
North Melbourne, Australia

This confidential memorandum, addressed to CCP Standish, is in regards to the use of secret service monies. The term secret service refers to the employment of agents, usually of the same class as the outlaws, used by the police in order to draw information. These agents were paid for their services through police funds. Nicolson wrote of the need to continue using the agents, as the decision to cease funding would result in a loss of information and prolong the use of expensive search parties.

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  • Title: Secret Service Money Secret Service Money
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1880-02-14
  • Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 1 ITEM 21 RECORD 1, VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 1 ITEM 21 RECORD 1
  • Transcript: Confidential 12 The Honble The Chief Secretary A0057 Police Department CHIEF COMMISSIONERS OFFICE, MELBOURNE 14th Feby 1880 14th Feb1880 {N.E.} { Re Secret Service money 25/2/80}MemoI beg to forward Mr. Nicolsons reply to the query in the latter portion of the Honble the Chief Secretarys minutes. From my recent interviews with Mr. Nicolson I am satisfied that this information will be kept within the narrowest limits, but that occasional disbursements of the kind are absolutely necessary I have no doubt.F C Standish C. C. PoliceReturned to C. C. Police [signature unreadable] 16/2/80 Forwarded for Mr. Nicolsons information F C Standish 23-2-80 C C Police Noted & returned 25.2.80 C.H. Nicolson A. C. P.

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