ISLAMABAD - The US and Pakistani law enforcement officials celebrated 10 years of partnership and cooperation on Friday with the inauguration of a new classroom at the Islamabad Police Lines. “More than 15,000 Pakistani law enforcement officers have been trained as part of the US Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) in the past decade,” said an American embassy’s press release.
ICITAP Director R. Carr Trevillian travelled to Pakistan to meet senior Pakistani police officials and to review the ongoing assistance programmes. Trevillian toured the National Police Academy, Islamabad Capitol Territory Police Office, Islamabad Police Lines, Islamabad Traffic Police, and the National Forensics Science Agency where he met with the officials concerned. ICITAP has a worldwide mission to work with foreign 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 is situated in the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division and is funded primarily by the Department of State.