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However, Shawn often used his amazing powers of observation and deduction to call in tips to the police anonymously.
After one of Shawn's tips lead police back to him, he claims to be psychic to avoid jail time after being wrongly accused of being an inside man.
When he uses his observational skills to convince them of his special abilities, the department is slightly impressed, hiring him on as "psychic consultant".
March 24 1977) is a pseudo-psychic part-time consultant employed by the Santa Barbara Police Department. He is portrayed by James Roday (Liam James and Skyler Gisondo in flashbacks).
Shawn is the main protagonist of the television series Psych.