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

AG Sessions Urges International Forensic Cooperation at Global Forum on Asset Recovery

December 4, 2017

In official remarks at the Global Forum on Asset Recovery in Washington, DC, Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed a need for increased sharing of forensic evidence and investigatory cooperation between nations. He cited his experience as a prosecutor for 14 years, stating: “I know firsthand that the best evidence is often simple things like bank records, airplane records, and telephone records. If they’re not properly shared between nations, then, in many cases, justice cannot be done. It is essential that we continue to improve that kind of sharing.” ICITAP’s forensic development programs further this important mission.
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Albania: Ambassador Lu Highlights ICITAP in Official Remarks at Launch of Campaign Against Organized Crime

November 7, 2017

In official remarks at the launch of the Campaign Against Organized Crime, U.S. Ambassador Donald Lu said that the United States is “putting our money where our mouth is,” with regards to our commitment to helping the Albanian government in their fight against organized crime and corruption. Ambassador Lu cites ongoing ICITAP, OPDAT, and FBI assistance programs aimed at supporting the interagency task force and the development of new institutions to fight organized crime.
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Montenegro: ICITAP Homicide Investigations Training Furthers Anti-Organized Crime Efforts

October 23, 2017

ICITAP partnered with INL and the Milwaukee Police Department to present a “Homicide Investigations: Advanced Skills and Techniques” training. Deputy Chief of Mission Judy Kuo attended the opening ceremony for the training program, and pointed out the progress that Montenegro has made in combating organized crime and its resulting violence. (ICITAP) works with the Rule of Law section in the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica to provide expert assistance, training, and equipment donations to the National Police Directorate of Montenegro.
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 International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program
Leadership 

Gary Barr
Acting Director, ICITAP

 

Gregory Ducot
Deputy Director
 

Contact 

ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190
 

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000