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

Montenegro: ICITAP Donation Contributes to Potential Expansion of Police Academy Mandate

June 25, 2020

On June 25, ICITAP-Montenegro and Montenegro’s Police Academy signed an agreement on the donation of computer equipment. Special emphasis was placed on systematized training on organized crime and transnational organized crime, joint investigation teams, human trafficking and similar training. In addition, further cooperation between the Academy and the U.S. Embassy through the ICITAP mission has been agreed. Special emphasis was placed on systematized training on organized crime and transnational organized crime, joint investigation teams, human trafficking and similar training. The Academy Director shared his optimism and vision of the facility expanding its mandate to include all law enforcement and security-related agencies and personnel. ICITAP-Montenegro’s Attaché expressed interest in continued co-operation in training in the fight against organized crime, as well as in expanding co-operation in access to online training for Montenegrin police.

Western Hemisphere: ICITAP Brings Experts Together to Discuss International Accreditation

June 24, 2020

On June 24, ICITAP-Mexico, with the assistance of ICITAP-Central America, hosted the fourth in a series of virtual conferences designed to assist forensic experts in accredited and non-accredited forensic laboratories across Mexico and Latin American by addressing the top ten non-conformities found by accrediting bodies on accreditation inspections or surveillance visits. This webinar, dedicated to fingerprint analysis, was conducted by ICITAP-Mexico Fingerprint experts and an expert from Hidalgo’s Fiscalia General. The presenters have served as technical assessors in multiple accreditation audits within Mexico, and in some cases the U.S. and Central and South America. They addressed frequently observed non-conformities with respect to the applicable 17020 and 17025 standards issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and offered relevant examples for all labs and suggested actions to resolve each one. The remainder of the webinar was dedicated to Q&As. A total of 311 experts attended from state and federal governments in Mexico, as well as from Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Colombia and Puerto Rico.

Serbia: ICITAP Delivers Specialized Undercover Course for Internal Affairs Agents During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 19, 2020

On June 19, ICITAP-Serbia concluded a five-day specialized integrity undercover course for Serbian Internal Affairs agents tasked with conducting integrity testing of MOI personnel in their ongoing efforts to combat police corruption maintain accountability. The training, initially scheduled for April 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The training was delivered through classroom presentations, multiple practical exercises, and case studies. The program was taught by the Ministry of Interior’s undercover unit and a forensic psychologist/polygraph examiner from the National Criminal Forensic Center. Topics covered include communication skills – verbal, non-verbal, and stress-reducing techniques. In Serbia, this training was delivered 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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Leadership 

Gregory Ducot
Acting Director, ICITAP

 

Gary Bullard
Principal Deputy Director
 

Nicole Whitaker
Deputy Director
 

Contact 

ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190
 

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000