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

Indonesia: ICITAP Joins National Police to Help Protect Women’s Rights on Social Media

May 23, 2019

On May 23, ICITAP-Indonesia’s Woman’s Leadership Development Program led an Interactive Forum titled “Woman and Social Media-the Good and The Bad” in collaboration with the Indonesian National Police (INP), the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, and a number of civil society organizations. The goal of the forum was to discuss the importance of safety and personal protection for women while using social media. The U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission provided opening remarks, followed by a series of speakers from each of the respective organizations. A total of 131 people attended the event to include reps from the INP, several Indonesian government institutions, local academics, the private sector, the local media, social media reporters, community-based organizations, other government officials, as well as other high-profile Indonesian figures. The audience was able to engage in a question-and-answer session with the speakers and were supportive for the information that was provided during the event. In Indonesia, ICITAP partners with the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) on this project.

Montenegro: U.S. Embassy Promotes ICITAP Efforts to Combat Violence

May 16, 2019

On May 16, the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica posted a note on their website on training it hosted on procedures for prevention and protection against domestic violence in Montenegro, with emphasis on law enforcement responses. The Embassy’s rule of law programs, ICITAP and the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), sponsored this training which gathered police officers, prosecutors, judges, NGO representatives and social workers. The focus of the training was the recently adopted Protocol on Procedures for Prevention and Protection against Domestic Violence and its implementation in practice. In Montenegro, ICITAP partners with the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) on this project. For photos: https://me.usembassy.gov/training-on-procedures-for-prevention-of-domestic-violence/

Croatia: U.S. and Croatian Officials Open ICITAP’s Complex Case Investigations Training

May 13, 2019

On May 13, the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, the Croatian Deputy Police Director General, and the Croatian Police Academy Assistant Director officially opened the seventh cycle of the regional law enforcement training program “Partnership for Education” as well as the newly established ICITAP office at the Police Academy. The 2019 training cycle starts with the “Complex Case Investigations” training. Since 2013, this PFE Program has gathered law enforcement professionals from the region including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia to participate in training on the latest methodologies and techniques in various fields of law enforcement work, enabling knowledge and experience exchange, and develop and strengthen the regional law enforcement cooperation. This 2019 cycle will provide trainings in areas of Complex Case Investigations, Human Trafficking and Smuggling Investigations, Cybercrime Investigations, Financial Investigations, Corruption Investigations, Senior Management followed by the Tabletop Exercise encompassing knowledge received in previous trainings. In partnership with and support from the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), ICITAP is delivering this training series along with the Croatian Police Academy, General Police Directorate, and the State Attorney’s Office.

 

 

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