Now, it's already a pretty light story. It's about about a Kid Detective
and his friends who pilot a Mini-Mecha
to pose as an adult. But I want them in the story to be a bit more...official than, say, Mystery Incorporated.
I do have a handwave for why they're commissioned by the police: the chief, having been a master detective herself and bored after having been Kicked Upstairs
, has no problem seeing through the ruse, and is playing along to amuse herself.
But I can't get the sequence of events straight in my head. They should probably be private for at least their first case, but I'm not sure exactly how they go about getting a full police commission (or if that's even the correct term), as in retrospect I haven't actually seen this done in fiction, and my attempts to research the process have yet to turn up anything. I don't exactly need a strict adherence to realism, but I'm not sure who should be contacting who, what all is involved, etc.