QUESTION: What do psychics say about working with police? (Part III - Pam Coronado & Lyn Buchanan)

Pam Coronado has gaining increasing recognition for her work as an intuitive detective, and was one of the recent stars of the show Sensing Murder. Her main website is at and she had some interesting, but different, things to say:
  • The most important thing I tell intuitives is not to approach law enforcement involved in a high profile case. The FBI agent I work with received literally thousands of tips from psychics on the Chandra Levy case. It's overwhelming for them and they can't even begin to sort it all out.
  • If you are serious about working with the police, approach them and offer to demonstrate your skills by working on a closed case (as I did on Proof Positive, episode #106). Once you prove yourself, they will be more willing to work with you on cases they don't know the answers to.
  • Earn their trust. The minute I get involved in a case officially, I am bound to confidentiality.
  • Keep in mind that police work is not for all intuitives. You have to learn to keep your distance emotionally and that can be tough for a sensitive.


Lyn Buchanan is a controlled remote viewer whose main website is at He had a very practical set of comments, which are listed below:
  • Gone are the days when you had to be weird to be psychic. Gone are the days when people were dazzled by mysticism and strange jargon. You are a business person. Act like it, and look like it! They can be quick to label you. They want a quiet, professional manner. If you're at all ditzy, they'll write you off.
  • Cops are notorious about not being able to communicate with anyone.
  • Start the relationship with a clear explanation of what will or won't be done.
  • Don't promise anything you'll have to explain or apologize for later.
  • You have to meet to the standards of professionalism held by other fields. Professionalism is more important than presence. Be professional in appearance, terminology, conduct, and product.
  • Talk in language they understand. Use their terms for things.
  • Don't make them feel you're going to make them look like an idiot.
  • Understand their needs and routines. Be a team player. Remember that you are a tool for them. You are there to be an asset. Show an interest in learning and understanding what they need done.
  • Don't have flowers, doves, dolphins, or esoteric symbols on your stationary or reports to them. Learn what format they prefer for receiving information and use that format in your reports. Cops often like an anonymous tip sheet or eyewitness report. Alternatively, a formal report with a business-like cover page looks good and can score you points. State your findings in clear terms (preferably their terminology). Give a non-mystical explanation of who you are and what you do (i.e. advertise) and include a glossary of any special terms.
  • Offer to explain anything you have provided to anyone who asks them questions (i.e. you'll back them up).
  • Suggest how you can be of further assistance and be sure they have your contact information (a nice, professional business card and/or brochure is a good idea).
  • Never work for the family of a missing child. Deal only with law enforcement.
  • Always maintain confidentiality.

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