April 16, 2012
Resources for the Field
Online Training: Working with Law Enforcement
An effective and comprehensive response to human trafficking requires advocates and law enforcement to work together and establish a clear understanding and respect for what advocates can and cannot do and what law enforcement can and cannot do.
This online training created by Polaris Project is recommended for service providers who interact with law enforcement and are seeking to build an understanding of how law enforcement is structured and operates. The training outlines the role of law enforcement in combating trafficking and explores best practices for building partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement.
For additional online trainings, click here.
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Featured Hotline Callers: Law Enforcement
From December 2007 through February 2012, the NHTRC received 782 calls from law enforcement agents across the United States.
Note: A Linked Call describes a follow-up or subsequent call that refers back to an earlier request or previously reported tip. This category was discontinued in August of 2010 when the NHTRC implemented a case-based tracking system for multiple call cases.
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Vignettes of the Month
After fleeing a situation of domestic servitude, Prem ran to a local police department for help. She spoke with a police officer, and explained that she was brought to the United States from India to work for her cousin and provide care for her cousin’s three children. Read More
A law enforcement officer responded to a report that commercial sex was occurring at a residential building. The officer had attended a training conducted by a local anti-trafficking organization, and recognized many potential trafficking indicators. Read more.
A woman received a call from her 20-year-old niece and 22-year-old nephew several weeks after they had joined a traveling sales crew. The niece and nephew were in distress and explained that they wanted to leave the crew but feared retaliation from the crew leaders. Read more.
Note: Vignettes are based on hotline calls received by the NHTRC. Names, locations, and other identifying information have been changed and/or omitted to preserve the confidentiality of the populations we serve. Vignettes are meant as examples of the types of calls received by the hotline and are for informational purposes only.
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This publication was made possible in part through Grant Number 90ZV0087 from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, Office of Refugee Resettlement, or HHS.