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.


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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

ICITAP Partners with Four U.S. Chiefs of Police to Discuss Role of Social Media in Racial Justice and Police Reform

April 29, 2021

On April 29, ICITAP facilitated a webinar titled “Police Chiefs Perspectives: Communications with the Media and Social Media in the Era of Coronavirus and Police Reform” with four senior police leaders from four states across the country, representing the cities of Mountain View, CA; Grand Junction, CO; Aurora, IL; Ossining, NY. The four-chief panel fielded questions delivered by ICITAP’s Strategic Communications Advisor to include: How do you decide when to comment and what to share on social media? How do you deal with rumors, fake news, misinformation and disinformation? Why do you take the risks to communicate in ways most police executives don’t? What do you share? What are the most challenging aspects of social media and news media for police today? How are officers being trained to interact with minority communities? When do you comment on nationally prominent cases? How do you respond to emotionally charged incidents? What kind of training would you recommend to strengthen social media presence? This event was the seventh in ICITAP’s webinar series on racial justice and police reform, which began in September 2020 and is hosted by ICITAP’s Police Development Advisory Council (IPDAC). To view the 90-minute webinar, click here.  

Indonesia: ICITAP Participates in Launching of The Center of Women Empowerment in Law Enforcement

April 29, 2021

On April 29, ICITAP attended the launching of The Center of Women Empowerment in Law Enforcement in Surabaya, East Java. The center is a collaboration between the Indonesian National Police (INP) Women Police and the Post Graduate Division of Airlangga University in Surabaya.  The center's mission is to share knowledge, experience, education, socialization, and advocacy in the area of Women and Children Protection that can be useful for all women, especially women in law enforcement. The center will also provide information to all community members on gender-based violence. The program began with a welcoming speech by Primary Policy Analyst INP Training and Education Centre (LEMDIKLAT) before her inauguration as the center's Chairwoman. Also, in attendance both in person and virtually was the director of the postgraduate school,; followed by Keynote Speakers an Inspector General of Police, the Chief of Regional Police Office (Polda) East Java, ICITAP-Indonesia Assistant Attaché John Ruffcorn, the Rector of Airlangga University, and the Minister of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection.  The center is the first university-level program dedicated to women law enforcement leaders in Indonesia.  The driving forces behind the center initiated the idea after attending the International Association of Women Police conference in Anchorage and a women's police leadership conference in Kentucky in 2019.

Montenegro: Cabinet of Ministers Adopts Work of Tailored Seminar in Decision to Formally Develop National Strategy on Transnational Organized Crime

April 29, 2021

On April 29, the work of ICITAP’s tailored seminar, developed in partnership with George C. Marshall Center (GCMC), was reviewed in a governmental meeting of Montenegro’s Cabinet of Ministers. The Cabinet approved a proposal by the Minister of Interior of Montenegro to adopt the work of the seminar group and use it in formally authorizing the development of a national strategy on transnational organized crime. ICITAP and the GCMC have been leading this tailored seminar on strategy development and countering transnational organized crime (CTOC) since October 2020. In addition to examining the role of strategy and policy in working against TOC, seminar participants have developed a CTOC Strategy Framework, a Research Appendix, and a Strategic Communications Plan.  An informational briefing presented to the Cabinet of Ministers cited passages from the strategic framework developed by the seminar participants and twice named ICITAP as facilitating the work of the seminar group. The Minister will now form an inter-ministerial group to develop a National CTOC Strategy. ICITAP and the George C. Marshall Center will continue to assist this effort via technical assistance and advisory support. In Montenegro, ICITAP works with the support of and in coordination with the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

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Gregory Ducot
Director, ICITAP


Gary Bullard
Principal Deputy Director

Nicole Whitaker
Deputy Director


ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000