The International Advanced Training Institute for the Prevention and the Fight against Organized Crime was created on 3 August 2015 by Decree of the Chief of Police-General Director of the Public Security Department, with the aim of delivering international advanced training on how to prevent and counter organized crime. To this end, it organizes courses open to police officers from Italian and foreign Police Forces, security experts and liaison officers as well as other subjects who work in the field of security.
The Caserta-based Institute, which is an interagency body, is under the authority of the Interagency Law Enforcement Academy of Advanced Studies. It delivers the following courses:
- training courses aimed at honing the professional expertise of Senior Police Officers who will carry out their activity in the field of prevention and fight against organized crime;
- refresher courses aimed at honing the professional expertise of Senior Police Officers who are already engaged in the activity of prevention and fight against organized crime;
- specialization courses aimed at honing the professional expertise in specific skills required to counter organized crime;
- seminars, meetings and other training activities focused on how to prevent and fight against organized crime.
The Institute is located in a beautiful compound hosting the Italian National Police Scuola Allievi Agenti, near the Royal Palace in Caserta. Over the years, this compound has been wholly enlarged and modernized with a view to adjusting the building to the new training and logistic needs.
The directorship of the Institute is rotated, every two years, among a Vice Questore Aggiunto (Senior Police Officer) from the Italian National Police, a Lieutenant Colonel from the Carabinieri Corps and a Lieutenant Colonel from the Guardia di Finanza Corps. At the moment, the post is held by a Lieutenant Colonel from the Guardia di Finanza Corps.