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.


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

ICITAP Brings Law Enforcement Leadership Together at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Chicago

October 29, 2019

On October 29, ICITAP completed its participation at the 126th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), which is the world’s oldest and largest non-profit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 law enforcement professions from 100 countries around the world. This year, with the support of and coordination with the U.S. Department of State, ICITAP sponsored 75 delegates from 13 partner countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Kosovo, Mali, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Panama, Philippines, and Serbia. ICITAP’s delegation participated in numerous education sessions, which focused on officer safety, terrorist threats, counter-narcotics operations, curriculum and training solutions, technology, and other critical law enforcement lanes. ICITAP participated in the International Managers of Police Academy and College Training (IMPACT) section meeting, organized meetings with field personnel, engaged the media on assistance to the Western Balkans, and held numerous planning and strategy meetings with other federal and local law enforcement agencies. DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs tweeted about ICITAP’s participation at IACP in Chicago:

ICITAP Supports Central American Medical Examiners on Opioid-Related Death Investigations

October 22, 2019

On October 22, ICITAP’s Senior Forensic Advisor completed three days of coordination for a Central American delegation of medical examiners from Panama, Costa Rica, and Honduras at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) in Kansas City. ICITAP hosted side meetings with the Central Americans on future ICITAP activities in the region as well as learn about new good practices in the toxicological analysis of synthetic opioids related to death investigations. NAME is the premier professional organization for medical examiners, forensic pathologists, and medicolegal affiliates and administrators. NAME's vision is accomplished through leadership, education, collaboration, advocacy, outreach, publication, and research. ICITAP’s attendance supported the forensic component of the interagency agreement for Central America with the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

Serbia: ICITAP Helps Strengthen Financial Investigations and Asset Tracking Capacity

October 18, 2019

On October 18, ICITAP-Serbia concluded the five-day Financial Investigation and Asset Tracking Course. This critical engagement focuses on police investigators from the Ministry of Interior’s Financial Investigations Unit as well as prosecutors and judges working in this field. The course was delivered by experienced DOJ instructors and included lectures, presentations, practical exercises, case studies, and discussions. Topics covered included money laundering, analysis of money flow, asset forfeiture techniques, locating hidden assets, locating unknown income, and analyzing asset declarations to income levels. This is a component of ICITAP-Serbia's overall capacity-building and assistance efforts to the Ministry of Interior, with the support of and in coordination with the U.S. European Command (EUCOM).

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Gregory Ducot
Acting Director, ICITAP


Gary Bullard
Acting Principal Deputy Director

Nicole Whitaker
Acting Deputy Director


ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000