On June 14-17, 2022, the Embassy organized a training for members of the National Police Directorate who will be using air boats in policing Lake Skadar. Five police experts from the U.S. state of Florida provided four days of training on how to use and maintain air boats in police operations.
The training, which was coordinated by the Embassy’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), coupled with an earlier donation of two air boats, introduces a new tool to law enforcement in Montenegro. ICITAP is supported by the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). INL funds training and equipment to build the capacity of the National Police Directorate, Border Police, and other Montenegrin agencies to combat transnational organized crime.