the 'Baker Street Irregulars' were a small group of street urchins who
assisted the great fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Holmes'
colleague Doctor Watson once described the Irregulars as "six dirty little
scoundrels [who] stood in line like so many disreputable statuettes." Their
leader was the energetic and inventive Wiggins. Of the Irregulars,
Holmes once said to Watson, "There's more work to be out of one of those
little beggars than out of a dozen of the [police] force...Then mere sight
of an official looking person seals men's lips. These youngsters, however,
go everywhere and hear everything. They are as sharp as needles, too; all
they want is organization."
the demise of Sherlock Holmes, the name of the Baker Street Irregulars
was not heard again until it was applied to an informal group of Intelligence
Officers who undertook covert activity on behalf of the British Special
Operations Executive during the course of World War II. This group
of intrepid men and women placed their lives at risk in the various theatres
of war around the globe. They undertook many tasks similar in nature
to the original Baker Street Irregulars, going everywhere and hearing everything,
and were worthy successors to the name.
new Baker Street Irregulars are a group of web graphics specialists based
in down-under Australia, who are available to assist investigators and
intelligence officers around the world to make effective use of the possibilities
of the World Wide Web. While there aren't six of us and we
dress slightly better than "dirty little scoundrels", we too are as "sharp
as needles", and are energetic and inventive. Investigators from
both government and private sectors are only now finding their way onto
the Internet. The revolution in communication which is the Internet
has brought with it new ways to harm society. Unacceptable material
is trafficked on the Internet. There are nagging concerns over the
vulnerability of electronic commerce. While new forms of encryption
are lending some hope to business, those same innovations are liable to
misuse by organised crime. Our mission is to provide technical
and developmental support to investigative and intelligence professionals
anywhere in the world, to assist them in the transition onto the Internet
so they may better respond to emerging threats.
may be wondering why our own web site is still in development. Have
you ever met a professional gardener who had a beautiful garden or a plumber
whose taps all work? Probably not. If a professional gardener
or plumber is good at his job, he is usually too busy doing work for his
clients to look after things at home. We Baker Street Irregulars
are a bit that way at this very moment. The needs of our clients
come before our own. This explains why our own site is 'Under Construction',
however please bookmark us for future reference. You will find that
it quickly changes shape into what we hope is a prime example of the high
level of professional service which the Baker Street Irregulars can provide.
In the meantime, if you wish to get an
idea of our work, then please check out the following links-
Analysis & Research - Intelligence and investigative analysis consultancy
service, intelligence collection and analysis training, intelligence training
software, visual case analysis & forensic charting services, supporting
government, business and the legal profession. (This
site is cutting-edge in its use of graphics and Java while still allowing
those with older computers and browsers to view the text without the worry
Investigators - Investigative consultants specialising in support to
the corporate and government sectors, as well as individuals in need.
Risk assessment and management, factual investigations, surveillance, anti-stalking,
exposure of inappropriate behaviours. (This site has a very modern 'corporate'
appearance, reflecting the organisation's image as corporate investigative
We would like you to sign our guest
book to let us know you were here and to give us the encouragement
to get our site finished. To contact us directly, please use this
e-mail link. We are
members of the Baker Street Web Ring. This is a ring of related web
sites which all subscribe to an interest in the great Sherlock Holmes.
To learn more about the original 'Baker Street Irregulars' or other things
'Sherlockian' in nature, follow the links in the 'Baker Street Web Ring'
Customs Officers' Association of Australia - "Protecting Those
who Protect Community and Commerce", the COA is an independent trade union
representing Customs Officers throughout Australia, as well as the Australian
community's right to an effective and professional border protection and
investigative capacity. (This site is still under development as you read
this. It has a 'conservative' feel, with the use of subtle background
graphics integrated with tables, buttons and a Java applet to provide easy
access to more permanent information while still delivering 'headlines'
as they happen.)
Baker Street Irregulars
use the services of Post Master 2
to announce our clients'
sites and you can too-