Course detail: Human Trafficking Investigations: From Victim Identification to Prosecution

Human Trafficking Investigations: From Victim Identification to Prosecution is a practitioner-led interactive training course for all Kansas-certified law enforcement officers and non-commissioned analysts. 

The course 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: 
  • Define human trafficking and understand its different forms 
  • Identify the signs and indicators of human trafficking 
  • Identify common venues for trafficking and commercial sex 
  • Discover trafficker culture, advertising, and communication methods
  • Review countermeasures and tactics used by traffickers 
  • Provide best practices for victim interviews 
  • Examine applicable statutes and elements of criminality 
  • Identify opportunities for corroborative evidence 
  • Develop and implement effective victim support strategies 
  • Identity legal remedies and advocacy for victims 
  • Review case studies 

Instructional Methods 
  • Lecture 
  • Group Discussion 
  • Scenario Participation 

Who Should Attend: 
  • Law enforcement officers who 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.

Notice of Availability of the KLETC Annual Security and Fire Safety Report:

The University of Kansas has determined that the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) main campus in Hutchinson and its regional sites in Dodge City, Hays, and Parsons are separate campuses. This determination was made in consultation with the Department of Education. The report is available online:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; the procedures the institution will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred On-Campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Non-Campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the institution or a recognized student organization; and on Public Property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

 A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 785-864-6414 or emailing or arrange for pick-up at a KLETC location.

Available sessions