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Friday November 16th, 2018 :: 04:32 p.m. PST


ERASE Child Trafficking held an advanced human trafficking training for officers from various law enforcement agencies

DATE/TIME: November 5-7, 2018              
INCIDENT: Advanced Human Trafficking Training
LOCATION: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy
SUMMARY: The San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force recently hosted a 3-day, Advanced Human Trafficking Training course, designed to give investigators and street-level officers the knowledge and tools to actively recognize, investigate and successfully prosecute suspects in cases of Human Trafficking. The "victim-centered" training was provided by industry experts from ERASE Child Trafficking, a non-profit organization. ERASE Child Trafficking, is a US based organization with global impact. They are focused on eliminating child trafficking by implementing a holistic approach, from education and recovery to life reclamation.
The course was attended by approximately 35 law enforcement officers from various agencies throughout San Bernardino County, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 
Human trafficking, believed to be the third-largest criminal activity in the world, is a form of human slavery which must be addressed at the interagency level. Human trafficking includes forced labor, domestic servitude, and commercial sex trafficking. It involves both U.S. citizens and foreigners alike, and has no demographic restrictions. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to approximately 20.9 million people around the world. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), forced labor alone (one component of human trafficking) generates an estimated $150 billion in profits per year. In the United States, more than 20,000 cases of Human Trafficking are reported annually. 
Community involvement plays an integral part in the fight against Human Trafficking, and law enforcement apperciates and encourages the assistance and information provided by the public. Anyone wishing to report activities or concerns related to Human Trafficking to the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force, can do so directly by calling (909) 387-8400 or by Email at Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or you may leave information on the WE-Tip Hotline at
Refer:                     Sgt. Michael O'Brien
Station:                  San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force
Phone No.             (909) 387-8400

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department 

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