The Pinkerton Code
The Pinkerton Detective Series...EXTRA
As Penny Newlan explains to Amanda in "A Pink Lady", all of Allan Pinkerton's agents were required
to comply with a specific code of conduct while working for the Agency.
According to the Agency's records, agents were to have no addiction to "drinking, smoking, card
playing, low dives or slang."
Additionally, a Pinkerton agent …
Could not accept bribes
May never compromise with criminals
Should willingly partner with local law enforcement
Must refuse divorce cases or those initiating scandal
Would be expected to turn down reward money
Cannot raise fees without clients prior knowledge
Should keep clients appraised on an on-going basis