Detective Career Progression

When you have completed your initial training and achieved Detective Constable Status you can manage your own career as a detective.

Further training is provided to enable you to specialise in particular roles, seek lateral development or promotion to the rank of Detective Sergeant and beyond.

Some of the wide variety of roles in investigations include: -

  • Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT) – investigation of major crime such as murder, attempt murder, kidnap and firearms offences.
  • Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) – undercover proactive targeting of Organised Crime Groups across Lancashire.
  • Counter Terrorism Branch (CTB) – linked to the North West CTB hub in Manchester, who lead on the investigation of terrorism related offences.
  • North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) TITAN – investigate organised crime across the north west region and linked closely to Lancashire’s SOC Team.
  • Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB) – manage intelligence from across the force and country to support serious and complex and major investigations.
  • Digital and Media Investigations Unit (DMIU) – investigation of a wide range of digital media to support serious and complex and major investigations.
  • Online Child Abuse Investigation Team (OCAIT) – investigation of offences relating to Indecent Images of Children (IIOC) and illegal pornography.

All detectives in these roles started with the National Investigators Examination, improving knowledge and gaining experience in Investigation Hubs and seeking lateral development into these specialised roles.  This will enable you to develop your skills further as a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) leading the most serious and complex investigations.  This includes further learning, development and continuous assessment to PIP 3 (Major Crime and Serious & Organised Crime) and PIP 4 (Strategic Investigator).




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