Bad guys will do bad things, no matter how far in the future we go to. Even with space travel and other lifeforms to live alongside humanity, crime will rear its ugly head no anywhere, anytime. So someone must keep law and order, hence the many police agencies all over the galaxy that keep order and peace among the masses. Be they humans, scaly reptile people or floating jellyfishes, everyone answers to the law.
Yet at times they may need some help which is where freelancing work falls into play. Sanctioned individuals who work outside the departments to aid in investigations, apprehend criminals and when things go really wrong, rid the problem with one squeeze of the trigger. What I'm trying to reach for here is something like Noir style detectives but in the future, if that makes sense.
How would officers view these entities? Would they be a detriment to an investigation? Would they be able to properly help law agencies in dealing with crime?
Appreciate any input on this, this idea has been buzzing a lot in my mind lately.