Course detail: Response to Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement

The Response to Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement class is a practitioner-led interactive training for all Kansas certified law enforcement officers and non-commissioned analysts and is designed to increase recognition and investigative skills in combatting human sex trafficking. 

Core Competencies:  
  • Participants will employ best practices as they identify and respond to any crime involving human sex trafficking from its beginning to its eventual disposition. 

Course Objectives: 

  • Identify venues for commercial sex in your jurisdiction. 
  • Identify indicators of suspects and potential victim/survivors of human sex trafficking in your presence. 
  • Discover trafficker culture, including business model(s), advertising, communication methods, industry nomenclature, vulnerabilities that allow law enforcement intervention, and counter measures to detection and enforcement? Interview strategies to identify available corroborative evidence 
  • Discuss important considerations of victim disposition 
  • Provide best practices in operational design. 
  • Provide best practices in undercover work. 
  • Discuss demand reduction strategies and operations. 
  • Provide best practices in investigation management. 
  • Provide case studies relevant to the learning objectives. 
  • Examine small unit (1 or 2-officer) investigative techniques. 

Instructional Methods: 
  • Lecture 
  • Group discussion 
  • Group participation in table-top exercises 
  • Develop and participate in a scenario (instructor evaluation) 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Law enforcement officers with work in or supervise investigations or patrol, including agency executives and heads. 
  • Civilian analysts working for law enforcement agencies.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.


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