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A Global Approach: Prominent International Agencies Join Forces to Combat Human Trafficking

By Leischen Stelter When Deputy Chief Kim Derry (retired) of the Toronto Police Service was acting president of the FBINAA in 2010, he traveled around the world meeting with different FBINAA chapters. One of the issues that kept coming up, time and time again, was the issue of human trafficking and the tremendous growth and impact modern-day slavery was having around the world. On November 4-7, many of these international agencies and organizations will come together to discuss how to develop a central coordination center focusing on gathering and processing data and information about human trafficking.

Myth vs. Fact: A Wake-Up Call about Human Trafficking

By Dave Malone On June 6-8, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen hosted the 2012 Attorney General's Summit on Public Safety in Wisconsin Dells, WI, concentrating on the issue of human trafficking. The presentations made at the summit served as a loud “wake-up call” to most of the law enforcement personnel in attendance. As a police officer, what is your level of understanding about human trafficking? Ask yourself if you have accepted some of the following myths.

Law Enforcement Must Know How to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking

This week, the U.S. State Department released the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report. Findings from this report estimate that 27 million people worldwide are victims of slavery, which includes sex trafficking, indentured servitude, bonded labor or forced military service.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed the findings:

“This report gives a clear and honest assessment of where all of us stand,” said Clinton, according to an article in U.S.