Child/Human Trafficking.. $32 Billion generated Annually!!.. It's everywhere so it's our responsibility to learn how to read the signs! Businesses serve as fronts for traffickers to exploit their victims. Restaurants, bars and strip clubs, nail salons, kiosks, massage parlors, truck stops, cleaning services, construction businesses, farms and even people’s homes are but a few places officers might encounter human trafficking victims. One important indicator for officers to take note of is a business where the employees both live and work.
This is important is to pay attention the security of these buildings.. As officers come upon a variety of businesses, restaurants, or residences, they should be sure to examine the level of security present.
They should ask themselves, “Does this level of security seem appropriate for this type of property or dwelling?” For instance: • Are there bars on the doors and windows?
• Is this appropriate considering the level of crime in the neighborhood?
• Is there an unusual amount of surveillance equipment on exterior, interior, or both?
• Is there barbed wire present and does it seem out of place?
• Does it appear that the level of security is intended to keep people out or, of great concern to police, keep people in? #endhumantrafficking #endchildabuse #sexslavery