Major Case Investigative Teams (MCIT)
The Major Case Investigative Teams (MCIT) initiative was established to assist local and state criminal justice agencies with creating a major case investigative team. A major case investigative team is a collaborative effort involving multiple law enforcement agencies within adjacent or overlapping jurisdictions. Similar to a task force, but more limited in scope, these teams are established to respond to homicides or high-profile cases to allow for the concentration of resources beyond the capabilities of any individual agency.
Limited funding is available for training and technical assistance for agencies interested in creating a major case investigative team.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research serves as the training and technical service provider for the MCIT initiative through the support of a grant award received from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Training and technical assistance focus on the following components:
An in-depth review of the major case investigative team concept and the requisite policies, memorandums of understanding, and operational specificities necessary for implementation of an effective program.
Incorporation of data-driven approaches to case-management strategies that offer the greatest probability for successful resolution of major crimes.
Foundations for establishing and administering multijurisdictional operational units.
Collaborative strategies for attacking specific major cases.
Suggestions and strategies for engaging the community to support the investigative team.
Reinforcement of the necessity for and benefits of using performance measures to assess program effectiveness.
For more information about the Major Case Investigative Teams initiative, please contact the Bureau of Justice Assistance senior policy advisor (see contact information to the left).