On March 29, 2017, U.S. Embassy Podgorica’s ICITAP Police Assistance Program presented a “Symposium on Leadership and Ethics” for Montenegro’s twenty highest ranking police administrators. During this symposium, ICITAP’s Advisors shared their experience and knowledge of contemporary police leadership skills, ethical principles in organizational development and working with the community to solve complex crime problems. The Advisors and their Montenegrin counterparts engaged in discussions of these principles and how they could be applied in the current and future development of Montenegro’s police services.
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.