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

Kosovo: ICITAP Recognized at the Kosovo Police’s Anniversary Ceremony

September 6, 2018

On September 6, the Kosovo Police (KP) commemorated their 19th anniversary with a ceremony attended by the President, Prime Minister, Minister of Internal Affairs, Director of the Kosovo Intelligence Agency, Director of the Police Inspectorate of Kosovo, international delegations from South America and Africa, and several members of ICITAP-Kosovo. In his remarks, the Kosovo Police General Director expressed his appreciation to the international agencies, specifically ICITAP, which was instrumental in the founding of the KP in 1999. Over the past 19 years, ICITAP has played a critical role in the training, mentoring, and equipping of the KP, which has grown steadily. By 2004, the KP reached its planned full size of nearly 7,000 officers. As of 2010, it has around 9,000 employees. About 90% of Kosovo Police officers are ethnic Albanians while 10% are ethnic minorities of mostly Serbian background.

Pakistan: ICITAP Strengthens International Cooperation on Criminal Matters

August 31, 2018

On August 31, ICITAP concluded the one-week White Collar Crime & International Cooperation on Criminal Matters course at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Academy in Islamabad. This ICITAP course taught the participants about how to address corporate and white collar crimes including conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, extortion, bribery, tax offenses, obstruction of justice, and false statements. Students explore the theoretical and policy framework for individual and institutional responsibility in the criminal justice system and also examine emerging theories and concepts of investigating and combating white collar crime. The course also teaches them how essential international cooperation is to curb criminal practices when they transcend national borders and will provide them with mechanisms developed by the international community to tackle criminal matters. Twenty-four participants, including four female students, graduated from the one-week course, helping to ensure that international cooperation on criminal matters would be strengthened in Pakistan.

Canada: ICITAP Promotes Leadership among Women Police at the IAWP Conference

August 26-30, 2018

From August 26 to August 30, ICITAP led a 30-person, 10-nation delegation at the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) conference in Calgary, Canada. In addition to ICITAP’s HQ participation, ICITAP sponsored women police leaders from Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, the Philippines, Serbia, and Ukraine. The annual training conference is the biggest event in the association's calendar and recognizes the large contribution made by women in policing. The conference provides participants with the opportunity to hear from global police leaders, to share best practices and to discuss cross-cutting local and international issues. Further, the international participants have the chance to share success stories, build their regional professional network, identify points for collaboration, and gain exposure to new law enforcement techniques and methodologies. ICITAP’s investment in leadership training for women police has contributed significantly to rising levels of both female participation in police forces throughout the world as well as leadership positions held by female executives, such as former Kosovo Police Brigadier-General Atifete Jahjaga, who also served as the President of Kosovo from 2011-2016. Conference Website. Conference Agenda. Conference Keynote Speakers.




Gary Barr
Acting Director, ICITAP


Gregory Ducot
Acting Principal Deputy Director

Nicole Whitaker
Acting Deputy Director


ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000