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 Joins Local Police Leaders and Federal Government Officials to Share Good Practices in Countering Violent Extremism

September 29, 2021

On September 29, ICITAP facilitated a webinar titled “Community-Focused Policing to Combat Terrorism and Counter Violent Extremism,” which brought together the Chief of the Seattle Police Department, the Chief of the Ann Arbor Police Department, and a Lt. of Police from the Denver PD to discuss their departments’ community engagement and violence prevention programs as well as their perspective on ICITAP’s 2020 publication titled “Using Community-Focused Policing to Combat Terrorism and Counter Violent Extremism: A Law Enforcement Toolkit.” The three-person panel was moderated by officials from the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism Office of Programs (CT/P), DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and from ICITAP. The 90-minute ICITAP Event was a continuation of the joint CVE symposium conducted in partnership with CT in December 2019.

Serbia: ICITAP Continues Partnership with DEA to Deliver Clandestine Lab Training

September 27, 2021

On September 27, ICITAP-Serbia, in partnership with U.S. European Command and the Drug Enforcement Administration, launched the second of two one-week courses on Advanced Clandestine Laboratory Investigation and Tactical Planning in Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia. Participating countries included Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. This course is taught utilizing a composite team of one Serbian and five DEA instructors. The course is designed to provide a full-spectrum approach to diversion and chemical precursor proliferation. This one-week course is an advanced course that will teach previously trained students various raid planning and tactical techniques for high-risk toxic environmental conditions found in most clandestine laboratory and chemical trafficking site investigations.  The course involves site management, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and pre-operational planning considerations to safely conduct clandestine laboratory raids.  Once trained, it is expected that these agencies have the ability to respond by implementing proper health and safety considerations during tactical entries and while providing site security.  Topics to be covered include Clandestine Laboratory Raid Planning, Basic Raid Techniques, Clandestine Laboratory Raid Equipment, and extensive practical exercises Involving the Use of Air-Purifying Respirators (APR) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).  A key component of this course is the utilization of PPE consisting of chemical protection suits, SCBA, and APR.  Students participate in 8 hours of classroom instruction and 32 hours of hands-on field experience with operational planning, evidence sampling, field-testing, and the use of safety equipment. The course was tailored directly to the Balkan region and the countries of interest.  

Indonesia: ICITAP Facilitates Training for Financial Transaction Report and Analysis Center

September 24, 2021

On September 24, ICITAP concluded a one-week Basic Analyst's Notebook (ANB) Training for the Indonesian Financial Transaction Report and Analysis Center (PPATK) in Bogor, Java.  PPATK is a central institution (focal point) that coordinates efforts to prevent and eradicate money laundering in Indonesia.  Internationally, PPATK is a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) that has the duty and authority to receive financial transaction reports, analyze financial transaction reports, and forward the analysis results to law enforcement agencies.  The training was attended by 15 financial transaction analysts from PPATK which were taught to use the ANB software and its features, which will assist them in carrying out their work as analysts.  This is the first training assistance provided to PPATK by ICITAP since 2016.  Two more training sessions with PPATK are planned for the near future.

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Gregory Ducot
Director, ICITAP


Arturo Venegas
Acting Principal Deputy Director

Nicole Whitaker
Deputy Director


ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000