Central Basin Investigation Team


This team comprises investigators from Quincy, Ephrata, Othello, and Moses Lake Police Departments, as well as the Grant and Adams County Sheriff's Departments, Washington State Patrol, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

In all there are 12 detectives, four supervisors, and a team commander assigned to this team. This includes four from the Moses Lake Police Department.

The team was initially formed to investigate officer involved shootings, major accidents, and major use-of-force incidents where significant injuries are sustained. In 2009, it was decided by the CBIT board, made up of chiefs and sheriff's, that the team would also be available to assist in homicide investigations.