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After solving it, he opens up a detective agency and, to the perturbation of certain members of the Santa Barbara Police Department, Shawn and his best friend Burton "Gus" Guster help the police solve crimes assigned to them by Chief Karen Vick.
The two frequently collaborate with the real detectives Carlton "Lassie" Lassiter and Juliet "Jules" O'Hara.
Unfortunately, as an adult Shawn is equal parts prankster and slacker with no real desire to apply himself in any normal occupation.
So, he employs his skills to identify criminals and their methods in the news and calls crime tip lines for the reward.
However, junior detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara (Maggie Lawson) and Chief Vick (Kirsten Nelson) are far less antagonistic – with O'Hara expressing belief in Shawn's abilities, while Vick is mum on the subject – and usually willing to give Shawn the leeway he needs to solve cases.And secondly, the best way you convince people you're Shawn Spencer was drilled from childhood by his father, a police officer, to have a strict attention to detail and other detective skills.As a result, Shawn effectively possesses a Photographic Memory and the ability to observe and put together clues too subtle for the average person to pick up.In order to avoid jail time and continue his lucrative-but-lazy crimebusting, Shawn tells the police he's a psychic.After a demonstration on several of the officers in the Santa Barbara Police Department, he is allowed on a case.