Within the internal police industry there is much heated debate over which state harbours the most corrupt police, be it Queenland, New South Wales or Victoria, and the cover ups of fraud corruption and murder.
The police are factually debt collectors for corporations, a fact that the (government sponsored) corporate media is reluctant to publish on prime time television.
In the news spotlight this time is a fact that was reported on the Wednesday the 13th of November 2013 by the Herald Sun publication, where police had no interest in pursuing, capturing and subsequently charging the alleged sex offender, Dion Hayes.
The following article was published in the Herald Sun.
VICTORIA Police will launch an internal review after admitting it relied on an amateur sleuth to monitor and apprehend a wanted fugitive.
Commander Jeff Forti revealed Dion Hayes - on the run since July after failing to appear in court accused of 22 child sex offences - would not be in custody had it not been for the "good job" of a member of the public, known only as Darren, who bought the fugitive's computer.
The Herald Sun exclusively revealed on Wednesday how Hayes, in his haste to flee the state, failed to deactivate his iCloud account, meaning every picture he took on his iPad while on the run automatically uploaded in real time to the computer now owned by Darren.
On Monday, the Herald Sun phoned 000 after learning Hayes had returned to Victoria, which led to his arrest at Green Lake rest area on the Western Highway.
Hayes is now in custody and will face Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Friday.
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He contacted the Herald Sun after the file sizes became too large to email and he was requested to download the photos to a memory stick and drive it to the police station.
"The police put out a public appeal for help but couldn't care less when I had the information to catch him," Darren said.
"The computer probably would have been sitting in a property office ... and there wouldn't be anybody sitting there live like Darren happened to be," he said.
But he admitted, with hindsight, the investigation should have been conducted differently.
"We are incredibly grateful he (Darren) was able to monitor and pick him up."
Hayes had no idea the photos he was taking on his iPad were being automatically uploaded through the computing "cloud" to his old computer - a computer he had sold to Darren five days before he had been due to face court.
Recognising the man he'd bought the computer from a month before, Darren immediately contacted police.
"There was an abundance of information on this computer - I was seeing photographs drop into a folder as he took them," Darren said.
"I was doing all their detective work for them, but they still didn't act and go and catch him."
Darren told 3AW radio on Wednesday that police thought he was a "nuff nuff".
"I just said 'no', I know better than this. I have so much information but they just weren't interested more or less," Darren said.
Darren downloaded a program to calculate the co-ordinates of where each picture was taken and plotted Hayes's travels across Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia.
He also had access to the fugitive's Facebook account and messages, as his personal page had been left open on the computer.
Darren gave this information to police and then contacted the Herald Sun.
He sent a message to his son asking to be picked up at Green Lake rest area.
Armed with Darren's information, the Herald Sun alerted police.
And at 10pm, a stunned Hayes was arrested.
"Dion Hayes faced Stawell Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and was remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Friday, where he will face 22 charges including indecent acts with a child under 16, producing child pornography and other serious child sex offences between 2003 and 2011."
Darren said he was pleased justice might finally be served.
"It's been a long process, but I just wanted to see it through to the end. It's taken over my life for the past few months. But hopefully that's the end of it now."