ICITAP Celebrates Thirty-Seventh Anniversary of Developing Law Enforcement Capacity Around the World

January 6, 2023

On January 6, ICITAP celebrated its 37-year anniversary. Since January 6, 1986, ICITAP has strengthened national security by advancing U.S. law enforcement operations abroad through training, mentoring, and technical assistance in 112 countries worldwide. As a result of Congress passing legislation in 1985 to expand a waiver to Section 660 to include “programs to enhance investigative capabilities conducted under judicial or prosecutorial control,” Section 534(b)(3) of the Foreign Assistance Act authorized the establishment of ICITAP in 1986. ICITAP was funded at $1.52 million for its first year – and was located in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General for the next six – to help gain prosecution in key human rights cases in El Salvador and to bolster the criminal investigative capacity of Latin American security forces. Since 1993, ICITAP has been a member of the Criminal Division family. For ICITAP’s historical milestones since 1986, go to: www.justice.gov/criminal-icitap/file/831286/download  Thanks to all members of the ICITAP family across the globe for relentlessly and courageously supporting ICITAP’s mission over these past 12 months (and since 1986)!

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