During July 17 - August 5, 2017, six veterans of the United States Marshals Service and a representative of the Houston Police Department shared their combat experience and tactical skills with the personnel of the Special Operations Department of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). As a result of the training, the NABU officers improved their special preparation in operational planning, risk assessment, operational strategy development, operational intelligence, building a resistance model and attacks. All the participants received relevant certificates.The training was supported by the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) and by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).At the closing of the training, the Head of the ICITAP Project Robert Peacock stated that this first training course initiated a successful cooperation between the NABU, the ICITAP and the Marshals Service.
"For 35 years I did not have the opportunity to work with such professional officers as you are. You have both moral and ethical qualities, courage, high level of integrity and qualitative training. The country should be proud of you," said retired Marshal, an instructor of defense tactics for US law enforcement officers Charlie Moore.
The Deputy Director of the National Bureau Anatoly Novak stated that the joint educational processes should become cooperation and will lead to achievement of common goals.
"The force unit is an important component of the NABU. We must constantly be in shape, take the best experience of foreign colleagues to be always ready to confront corruption", said Deputy Director.
U.S. Marshals Service is a federal law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. It is the oldest American federal law enforcement agency, which was established on September 24, 1789. The Marshals Service is attached to the Executive branch of government, and is the enforcement arm of the federal courts. It is the primary agency for fugitive operations, responsible for prisoner transport, the protection of officers of the court, and for the effective operation of the judiciary. The Marshals Service operates the Witness Protection Program, and serves federal level arrest warrants. The Marshals Service is based in Arlington, Virginia.