In April 2019, U.S. Embassy Podgorica supported a Training Deployment to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the members of the Police Directorate and Police Academy of Montenegro. This activity has been conducted as part of the five-year long partnership between the Milwaukee Police Department and Montenegro Police.
U.S. Embassy’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) sponsored this visit with an aim of boosting the tactical operations capabilities of the Montenegrin police by training intensively with the Milwaukee Police Department SWAT Team in areas such as: conducting search warrants, mechanical breaching and explosive ordnance disposal.
Meetings were also held with Milwaukee Police Academy to discuss police training curriculum.
At least three additional study visits to Milwaukee have previously been conducted within this partnership to look at the MPD’s patrol methodologies, training academy, evidence center, organizational structure, and other police systems.