International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP)

International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (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


Bosnia: ICITAP Completes Two-Year Tactical Trauma Training Program

May 20, 2016

ICITAP has successfully completed a two-year tactical trauma training program. The program, which was conducted in partnership with the Civil Military Support Element (CMSE), trained approximately 300 officers and gradually shifted from hands-on medical training to training of instructors. The accomplishment was highlighted on the U.S. Embassy Sarajevo website.
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Vietnam: ICITAP Partnering with NIST to Provide Critical DNA Training

May 18, 2016

ICITAP is partnering with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide DNA training to Vietnamese forensic scientists. This training is critical to their efforts to identify some 300,000 unidentified remains after the Vietnam War. The partnership was highlighted on NIST’s website.
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Assistant Attorney General Caldwell: ICITAP Has Been “Instrumental” to U.S.-Colombia Partnership

April 12, 2016

In a speech at Catholic University of Colombia in Bogotá, AAG Caldwell emphasized the importance of strategic international cooperation in the fight against transnational crime, and the critical partnership between Colombia and the United States in this fight. She specifically cited the important work of a number of sections of the Criminal Division, to include ICITAP and OPDAT—citing the two components’ role as “instrumental” to forging a stronger partnership between the two nations.
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 International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program

Gary Barr
Acting Director, ICITAP


Gregory Ducot
Deputy Director


ICITAP Direct Line
(202) 305-8190

Department of Justice Main Switchboard
(202) 514-2000