International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)

International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)

ICITAP has contributed to our national security by building law enforcement capacity and strategic partnerships worldwide since 1986.
ICITAP has contributed to our national security by building law enforcement capacity and strategic partnerships worldwide since 1986.


ICITAP 37 Year Anniversary

The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) works with foreign governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism. ICITAP provides international development assistance that supports both national security and foreign policy objectives.

Situated in the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, ICITAP works in close partnership with and receives funding for its programs from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

ICITAP programs are designed in partnership with the host countries, and program implementation methods include on-the-ground, pre-program assessments; program planning, management, and review; curriculum development; classroom training, seminars, and workshops; internships; equipment donations; donor coordination; and on-the-job training and mentoring provided by embedded long-term advisors.

In the News

Forensics: ICITAP Partners with American Academy of Forensic Sciences, German Federal Criminal Police, and RTI International to Deliver Seminar on Missing Persons

September 20, 2023

On September 20, ICITAP partnered with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) as part of the International Affairs Committee’s "Global Collaboration of Forensic Scientists" to present an installment of the educational webinar series on Missing Persons. ICITAP hosted content delivered the Director at the DNA analysis section of the German Federal Criminal Police Office and member of the Expert Panel to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP); and a forensic geneticist and Senior Manager of Forensics at RTI International, where she serves as the Forensic Services Program Manager for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS). She presented during the earthquake response in Morocco and spoke on the ICMP’s operations and processes for missing persons internationally. She also discussed the features of the NamUS database and how its cross-referenced information on DNA, dental, and fingerprint records is used in missing persons and unidentified human remains cases in the United States. The webinar had 240 attendees from 31 countries. Recordings of past webinars and information about future presentations in the series can be found at Global Collaboration of Forensic Scientists | American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Philippines: ICITAP Advances Counter Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Investigative Capacity with National Police

September 8, 2023

From September 4 to 8, ICITAP-Philippines conducted a five-day Basic Countering Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Investigations Course, which was attended by 19 Philippine National Police (PNP) Officers from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG), Intelligence Group (IG), and Regional Intelligence Division (RID. The training included fundamental instructions and a hands-on practical exercise aimed towards providing the participants with the basic understanding of financial investigations involving terrorism financing and money laundering.  The Basic Countering Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Investigations Course is designed to give every officer the tools necessary to exploit critical financial intelligence to forward the disruption and dismantlement of terrorist and criminal organizations.  This event was delivered in coordination with and in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT).

Indonesia: ICITAP-Supported East Java Regional Police Conduct Workshop on Violence Against Women and Children for First Responders

September 6, 2023

On September 6, Indonesia's Women's Leadership Development Program (WLDP) received positive feedback from the Community Development Directorate of the East Java Regional Police Office (Ditbinmas Polda Jatim) regarding the training on violence against women and children (VaWC) for Indonesian National Police (INP) first responders (Bhabinkamtibmas) that they conducted from July 24-27, 2023. East Java Regional Police Office and 29 district police (Polres) personnel under its supervision received training in collaboration with the Center for Women's Empowerment in Law Enforcement of Airlangga University in Surabaya, East Java. Following the completion of the training, Ditbinmas Polda Jatim conducted a series of one-day workshops titled Technical Development for Bhabinkamtibmas and Understanding the Duties and Functions of Community Development (Binmas), where they adopted the majority of the VaWC training material and reached a more significant number of Bhabinkamtibmas. As of August 31, they had shared the training outcomes with seven polreses under its supervision, including Polres Blitar, Polres Blitar City, Polres Tulungagung, Polres Trenggalek, Polres Madiun, Polres Madiun City, and Polres Ngawi, with plans to continue with additional polreses. The training materials distributed during this activity covered topics such as domestic violence law, the police technical functions performed by Community Development Police personnel, and the involvement of women and children in radicalism resulting in violent extremism. Approximately 330 INP personnel participated in Ngawi and Madiun, the last two cities. The feedback emphasizes the effectiveness of the training event and the partnership between ICITAP and the Community Development Directorate of the East Java Regional Office. We anticipate seeing the positive effects of their ongoing efforts in the growth of Bhabinkamtibmas. This momentum may lead to expanding the purview of the training initiative, refining materials based on lessons learned, and incorporating East Java Regional Police Office feedback into future iterations for other INP Regional Offices.

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Gregory Ducot
Director, ICITAP


Arturo Venegas
Principal Deputy Director

Nicole Whitaker
Deputy Director


ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000