Lancashire Constabulary's Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT) was launched on 1st April 2005 and replaced what was formerly known as the SIO Team.
FMIT provides a highly professional and specialised investigative response to major crime including cases of murder, manslaughter, kidnap, extortion and stranger rape. Additionally providing advice and assistance to all divisions in relation to other serious crime and critical incidents. FMIT work in partnership with partner agencies and the Force Public Protection Unit in Protecting Vulnerable People.
The teams are based within Major Incident Rooms, located within the county's six territorial areas, with a fourth team, specialising in Cold Case Reviews based at Lancashire Police Headquarters. Each of the four teams is led by a Detective Superintendent, known as the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) and consists of highly trained dedicated and experienced Police officers and Police Staff.
The department has placed the Constabulary in a strong position both nationally and internationally at the forefront of homicide investigation, leading investigations such as Operation Lund (Morecambe Bay Tragedy), Witton Park rape (familiar DNA) and the David Guilfoyle murder at Accrington. Our SIO's have advised both nationally and internationally within their specialist fields.