CICAD: Supply Reduction


CICAD: Supply Reduction


CICAD: Supply Reduction


CICAD: Supply Reduction

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This component of the Counterdrug Capacity Building Program aims to increase the capacity of counterdrug law enforcement officers in specialized techniques related to the gathering, development and analysis of strategic, operational and prospective intelligence, enhancing their ability to effectively investigate and dismantle drug trafficking criminal networks. Specialized training is conducted with the support of two regional schools that CICAD helped to establish:

  • Regional Counterdrug Intelligence School of the Americas (ERCAIAD, known by its Spanish language acronym), based in Bogota, Colombia; and
  • Caribbean Counterdrug Intelligence Training School, currently based in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


Regional Counterdrug Intelligence School of the Americas (ERCAIAD):


ERCAIAD coat of armsERCAIAD, (Escuela Regional de la Comunidad Americana de Inteligencia Antidrogas) previously known as the Andean Regional Counterdrug Intelligence School, is a specialized center for academic and operational training in the anti-drug intelligence field, which has been successfully operating for over 15 years.

ERCAIAD offers regional and national courses and training seminars on strategic, operational and prospective counterdrug intelligence analysis and investigations for OAS member states in Latin America.

Executive Secretary from CICAD visit to ERCAIAD



Through training held at the School's headquarters and in all Spanish-speaking OAS member states, CICAD has supported the region to make significant improvements in increasing the quality and quantity of intelligence information gathered, analyzed, shared and effectively used in drug-trafficking investigations.

Caribbean Counterdrug Intelligence Training School:


The Caribbean Counterdrug Intelligence Training School, based in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, provides specialized training to counterdrug officers from the different agencies in charge of drug control in the Caribbean.  In partnership with the School, and through a participatory approach based on strategic alliances with key counterparts and stakeholders, CICAD provides specialized training to Caribbean member states, based on regional needs identified by the School's national and regional advisory committees.

Fully aware of cultural and procedural differences among counterdrug law enforcement agencies (LEAs), and legal dissimilarities in Spanish/English speaking communities, CICAD devotes efforts to boosting horizontal cooperation to bridge the gap among Latin American and Caribbean member states, and strengthen cooperation between the regional schools through a collaborative and integrated approach.  Furthermore, CICAD's Supply Reduction Unit supports the development and dissemination of guidelines and high quality training materials, as well as the creation of secure channels for timely and efficient information sharing.



updated on 10/10/2019 11:34:17 AM