U.S. Department of Justice Strengthens Special Anti-terrorism Unit and War Crimes Investigations

ICITAP Equipment donation

The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) works with Serbian governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism. ICITAP provides international development assistance that supports both national security and foreign policy objectives.

U.S. Embassy Belgrade, through its Department of Justice ICITAP program, donated desktop computers, laptops, and printers to the Ministry of Interior’s War Crimes Investigations Service and several items from the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense field of expertise to the Ministry of Interior’s Special Antiterrorism Unit (SAJ). ICITAP Program Manager Mr. Timothy Faught signed the donation documents with the Head of the Ministry of Interior’s War Crimes Investigations ServiceService Mr. Momcilo Stevanovic and SAJ Commander Spasoje Vulevic.

The U.S. Embassy Belgrade continues with its assistance to both the Service and SAJ, as it has for more than a decade, in the form of training and material donations, computers, specialized vehicles, software, etc. The latest donation is proof of the U.S. Embassy continuing cooperation with the Government of Serbia on both fight against terrorism and complex crimes war crimes investigations.