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Interesting news out of Des Moines, Iowa, shows that there is a growing acceptance of the services of psychics and other lightworkers. A set of cousins, 10-year-old Lyric Cook and 8-year-old Elizabeth Collins, have been missing since July 13. There are reports that at least 80 psychics have contacted the local police to offer their services in helping to find the missing girls. The local sheriff, Tony Thompson, has said that he is willing to listen to anyone right now that can help and is following up on the leads provided by some of the psychic detectives.
This isn’t the first time that psychic detectives or psychic investigators have been consulted in law enforcement cases. However, the involvement of a psychic in a police investigation is not something that most police departments are going to advertise. Even in the hit television show Medium, there was a dose of realism there in noting that most people believed that medium Allison DuBois was simply a police consultant.
So how do you establish a working relationship with your local police station? And can you make money doing so?
It’s unlikely that a police department is just going to contact you out of the blue and offer money for your help with a case. It’s more likely that you’ll volunteer your services or let them know if you have a psychic hit about a case. Often psychics aren’t called into a case by the police department, but rather by families who are launching their own investigations into what happened to a loved one. In these cases, it’s not unusual for psychics to charge a consulting fee. The fee can be determined as an hourly rate or perhaps a psychic can set a project fee for consulting on the case.
Some psychic detectives advertise their services. For example, Noreen Renier, a psychic based in Wilmington, NC, has a Web site clearly stating her services for law enforcement officials. The FBI also has conferred with psychics. Most notably its Stargate program trained remote viewers to spy on Russian military targets. This article by New York magazine provides some information about the FBI’s use of psychics since September 11, 2001.