On October 23, 2017 Deputy Chief of Mission Judy Kuo attended the opening ceremony of a training course presented by the U.S. Department of Justice ICITAP in cooperation with the INL Resident Legal Advisor and the Milwaukee Police Department. This “Homicide Investigations: Advanced Skills and Techniques” course presented a week of intense training in modern concepts of homicide investigations and prosecutions to a select group of 10 Montenegrin police inspectors and 5 prosecutors.
DCM Kuo welcomed the participants and Milwaukee instructors and thanked them for their participation in this program. She pointed out the progress that Montenegro has made in combating organized crime and its resulting violence. She expressed her hope that this course would be of great benefit to Montenegro’s efforts to combat violent crime. She pledged the Embassy’s continued support of Montenegro in the area of rule of law reform.
The U.S. Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) works with the Rule of Law section in the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica to provide expert assistance, training and equipment donations to the National Police Directorate of Montenegro. ICITAP’s long-term advisors bring many years of experience from the U.S. in general policing, criminal investigations and the administration of law enforcement programs. They work daily with their Montenegrin police partners to develop the police services of Montenegro into a more effective and community responsive organization.