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.

About ICITAP

ICITAP LogoThe 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

Costa Rica: ICITAP-Mentored Forensics Laboratory Achieves Historic Milestone

November 6, 2018

On November 6, the National Forensic Lab of Costa Rica Ballistics Section became the first internationally accredited lab in ballistics in Central and South America, receiving its accreditation from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Through support from and coordination with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), ICITAP has been assisting the lab in its accreditation process. The U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica presented the certificate to the Chief of Forensic Science Laboratory, accompanied by the President of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica, and the Director of the Judicial Investigation Department (OIJ). ICITAP was recognized for its support in the certification process by the Ambassador and the Costa Rican officials. ICITAP leadership attended the ceremony along with ICITAP’s forensic advisors, who have served as principal mentors in the lab’s work that led to its accreditation.

Montenegro: ICITAP Supports Specialized Police Training Across the Balkans

October 25, 2018

ICITAP concluded its participation at the three-day 2018 Annual Regional Conference on Specialized Police Training in Budva, Montenegro with attendees from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. The event focused on planning the needs for specialized training of police officers and measuring the effects of implemented trainings of police officers. Each participating country delivered a presentation on current policing topics and issues relevant to their respective departments. The event provided an opportunity to network and to continue the building of regional ties and law enforcement cooperation among the Balkan countries participating. ICITAP headquarters joined ICITAP program managers from Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Serbia to help contribute to this important regional event, which was supported by the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica.

Philippines: ICITAP Facilitates Greater Participation of Women in the National Police

October 5, 2018

On October 5, ICITAP facilitated the completion of 10 concurrent iterations of the two-week Instructor Development Course to 187 Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) cadets in Silang, Cavite. The Instructor Development Course aims to prepare the PNPA cadet in his/her future career as a law enforcement officer. These cadets must complete a four-year program and, upon completion, are commissioned throughout the Philippines in varied assignments at the rank of Inspector (Lieutenant equivalent). The 187 PNPA cadets of the class of 2019 (29 of whom are women (15.5%)) received training from 20 ICITAP-trained PNP instructors coming from different cities on the methods for successful delivery of instruction to law enforcement personnel, including classroom management, student engagement, and assessment of individual student performance. This activity is through the coordination and support from the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

 

 

Leadership 

Gregory Ducot
Acting Director, ICITAP

 

Gary Bullard
Acting Principal Deputy Director
 

Nicole Whitaker
Acting Deputy Director
 

Contact 

ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190
 

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000