The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is responsible for investigating homicides, police involved shootings and in-custody deaths that occurred within the Lower Mainland areas policed by the RCMP, Abbotsford, and New Westminster police departments.
The areas that IHIT serves:
IHIT is a truly integrated unit in that three police agencies work together to conduct investigations. One of the advantages of integration, especially with our support units, is that experts in certain fields of investigation can be tasked to specific problems. Being dedicated to a specific investigation can only better develop our expertise. This, in turn, leads to a greater likelihood of success and conviction. The integration also gives the partner agencies the ability to quickly deploy to any homicide with a full team of specialized investigators.
IHIT currently has a total of 109 employees of which 84 are investigators or detectives. They work out of two locations, an office in the City of Surrey and one in the City of Chilliwack.