Introduction to Human Trafficking for Narcotics Officers


Course Description: This course covers 16 hours of first-hand experiences and findings within organizations engaged in criminal activities supported by human trafficking. Human trafficking, smuggling, prostitution and modern-day slavery is in the United States and prospering with very little resistance. Every student will understand the immigration process and how it is being fraudulently abused. Students will be able to identify possible fronts located in their prospective areas of operation and will learn interviewing techniques and questions needed to identify, investigate, infiltrate and convict these organizations.

Topics include:

  • Conducting multi-jurisdictional human trafficking investigations
  • Identifying red flag indicators (of human trafficking) during the immigration process
  • Properly interview victims, witnesses, and suspects of human trafficking organizations
  • Identifying common crimes associated with human trafficking organizations to include money laundering
    techniques
  • Recognizing transnational criminal organizations and Mexican drug cartel involvement
  • Covertly infiltrate human trafficking organizations and conduct advanced undercover operations
  • Identifying common business fronts involved in human trafficking to include night clubs, houses, massage
    parlors, wellness centers, body language centers and several types of business
  • Recognizing difficulties and challenges during the prosecution phase of investigations
  • Properly prepare testifiers as well as victims and witnesses for courtroom procedures
  • Utilizing various resources and outreach centers to protect victims of human trafficking

Prerequisites: None

Course Length: 2 Days / 16 Hours



Thursday, August 25, 2022 through Friday, August 26, 2022
8:00:00 AM through 5:00:00 PM
California-Virtual

VIRTUAL, Pacific Standard Time


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