c. 1933: Masked detectives and civilians

“Published in Sydney newspapers, by the then Commissioner of Police to demonstrate to press and public that police could operate undercover. In answer to a suggestion that so distinctive was the build of the average detective, effective undercover work was out of the question. Seen here are a mix of detectives and civilians. The figure third from the right is believed to be Sergeant Frank Fahy, aka “The Shadow”, the force’s most effective undercover operative at the time.”

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