All of the 15 CARICOM member states, who are also members of CFATF are involved in the programme. Despite the varied types of FIU's – administrative, hybrids and law enforcement- all of them are involved in one or more of the functions such as: endowed with anti-money laundering supervisory powers, carry out strict analytical functions aimed at providing investigatory products for financial investigators; and disseminate to investigators who were assigned within the said FIUs...
The project is proposing to traiun at least 207 persons over the three (3) year period.
The administrative FIUs have no investigatory powers and carry out strict analytical functions aimed at providing investigatory products for financial investigators. These units are part of the structure or fall under the substantive supervision of an agency other than law enforcement. They are the central entity through which all suspicious transaction reports are filed by reporting entities. Their main function is the analysis of the data and information received via the suspicious transaction reports filed by reporting entities and converting such data and information into actionable information for dissemination to financial investigators. Under this structure, the financial investigators are found within a law enforcement agency and sometimes include customs officers.
Some countries have emphasized the law enforcement aspects of their FIUs and have established those units as part of a law enforcement agency. All the law enforcement type FIUs were structured to allow them to disseminate to investigators who were assigned within the said FIUs.
Hybrid FIUs are an attempt by countries to take advantage of the benefits to be gained by combining the features of any of the two types of FIU noted here.
The training programme presupposes that there are 207 persons to be trained over the three (3) year period for which funding is available. This figure was determined after consultation through email and direct telephone conversations with regional FIUs and Police Departments where analysts and investigators were based.