Monday, February 1, 2010

A Couple New Things

Hello all. We at CPD would like to thank everyone for their continued support in watching our show! It really means a lot to us to hear that you enjoy the show and we do enjoy your feedback. Speaking of feedback for a moment, I would like to explain something about the blog comments. The comments are moderated by myself and I will always post each and every comment. Good, bad or indifferent. The only exception to this will occur if personal attacks are written toward members of the team. I am sad that I even have to do this or write about it but I have read comments by people who defame and insult the members of the team with no regard to common courtesy or thought of mind. This blog is not the place for that and I will say that if a person wants to write inflammatory remarks such as those, please find another place to do it as I will not allow it to happen here. Again, I am sorry to waste everyone's time with this but I do not want to hide anything from anyone.

Now then, on to the good stuff. Tomorrow night will be the third episode of PARANORMAL COPS on A&E. This investigation took place just south of Chicago. I hope you will all enjoy this episode as you have the others. This location, as with all the locations we have investigated, presented its own unique circumstances for us within CPD to overcome.

I would also like to take a moment to dispel a few myths about CPD:

1.We are City of Chicago police officers – FALSE. The four officers within CPD are full time sworn police officers all working for municipalities in the Chicagoland area. Each one of us patrols the streets each and every day we are at work. We drive squad cars, answer calls for service and yes we do write tickets (I know that is the part you all hate LOL). Each one of us puts our life on the line every day to protect and serve the citizens of the communities we work for. We are not looking for accolades or acknowledgment but want you to know that we are real life working people and being cops is who we are. As I have said in the past, I was a cop before the show, I'm a cop now and I will continue to be a cop long after the show is over and forgotten. This is who we are.

2.Moriah knows about the locations we investigate – FALSE. Moriah is NEVER told anything about the locations we are going to investigate. In fact for virtually every investigation, she is driven to the location so she doesn't even know where she is going. Once she arrives at the location, she does a walk though on her own picking up what she can about the location. This is documented and she is still not provided with any information. Do I understand how she does it and receives the information that she does, no but I will say that the things she picks up is amazing. It is no act and her findings are always impressive. She is truly quite amazing and an incredibly valuable asset to our team.

3.CPD only investigates locations where people are in dire need – TRUE. We at CPD do not conduct investigations for people who are merely curious about what may be in their home or business. There are a few different reasons for this. First, as officers all working different shifts, it is extremely difficult for us to coordinate our schedules in order to conduct these investigations. Because of this, our main focus is to help the people who contact us because their homes or businesses create such fear withing them that they are unable to function as they need to. This may even be as extreme as these people considering changing their jobs or trying to move from their homes. Both financial and emotional factors are taken into consideration. As police officers, our main focus is to always help and protect people. This holds true for paranormal investigations as well.

4.Paranormal investigations performed by CPD are done within the greater Chicagoland area only – TRUE. We are the Chicago Paranormal Detectives. Not out of Milwaukee, Denver or any other city. We focus all of our investigations within the 6 county Chicagoland area. The only exception to this is Galena, Il which we at CPD consider our home away from home. While we understand that paranormal activity can occur anywhere and that people outside of the Chicagoland area may need help as well we will do everything within our power to provide them with alternative solutions. We will provide these people with other groups that we have had contact with as a possible solution for their situations. A couple of examples of these groups are the DuPage Paranormal Society and Appleton Paranormal Investigations. CPD may not be able to perform the investigations, but groups such as these offer a tremendous service in their own areas.

5.CPD allows people to come along on paranormal investigations – FALSE. Because of the policies and procedures we at CPD have adopted, we cannot allow bystanders to “tag along” on our paranormal investigations. The methods that we use to secure the location, both inside and out, require us to enter the location with the minimal number of people possible in order to collect the best data and evidence possible. If you are unable to control the scene, then the scene controls you thus rendering any evidence you may collect as tainted. We are however looking to put together a seminar which would also include the opportunity for a limited number of people to perform and investigation with us. We at CPD would view this particular investigation as more of training tool for the people who attended. We would show these people methods and reasons for setting up the equipment that we do. In addition, we would explain to them and have them experience first hand how an investigation is performed by CPD. Personally, I would like to hear from you all to see what type in interest there is in something like this. The results would help us at CPD determine the size of these seminars (if more than one is needed) as well as specifically what you, the attendees, would like to see and experience as well.

Ok, so this posting has gotten a little longer than I had anticipated but I hope that it was informative for you and answered some of your questions. As always, I welcome your comments and feedback. Should anyone have a specific question or wish to contact me directly, please feel free to email me at and I will be sure to respond to you as quickly as possible. Again, thank all of you for your continued support with the show and we hope that you will continue to enjoy the remaining episodes yet to come and with any luck, more will be coming in the not too distant future. Take care and enjoy the shows.

Forensic Investigator
"Just because I can't explain something, doesn’t mean it can't be explained." - Me


  1. I think that Paranormal Cops is one of the best paranormal shows that I have watched. The only suggestion that I would make (and this goes for all the paranormal shows) is to not have the background music.
    May you have a long running show and have many succesful investigations. Lorraine

  2. The Casa Madrid episode is one of the best things I've seen on television in years ! I wish you the best for a long running series. Kurt in Ct.

  3. I just watched the episode you did with the Women's college that is due to be torn down this year.

    If it's true that Moriah doesn't know anything about the cases, I find it extremely creepy that the spirit told her that she should be out on the lawn, considering that's where they found the dead girl.

    I thought that would have been brought up in the final disposition of the case.

    Very interesting show! So many paranormal shows seems untrustworthy to me, but your being police officers gives the show a more trustworthy ethos.

    Keep up the good work, both for the show, and for your "day jobs." Thanks!