U.S. law enforcement is often unable to accurately identify and or recognize human trafficking when they encounter it in the field. This is not because law enforcement is lazy or doesn’t care, they often have not been provided with the most accurate up-to-date training.
Many agencies supply the “bare minimums” of or “outdated” human trafficking training nationwide during basic academy or in-service type training. And nationwide staffing shortages often lead to minimizing time on the scene, going further into questioning, or even looking deeper during investigations related to other crimes that may be related to human trafficking.
During this webinar, two experienced investigators will discuss multiple examples where they failed to recognize human trafficking during their time working in drug and gang-related cases.