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Three State Patrols Team Up With Truckers To Fight Human Trafficking

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Highway Patrol officers from three states are teaming up with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) to raise awareness during a weeklong education campaign.

From January 23-27, officers from the Indiana State Patrol, the Ohio State Patrol, and the Michigan State Patrol will be working with TAT to educate the public about human trafficking in the U.S. The officers will also be enforcing laws that crack down on human traffickers.

ISP Captain Jon Smithers notes, “The goal of this week-long tristate human trafficking initiative is to raise awareness and educate those individuals in positions to observe human trafficking taking place, such as commercial motor vehicle drivers, public transportation companies, rest area attendants and truck stop employees.

Founded in 2009, TAT’s mission is to “educate, equip, empower,and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking.”

You can report suspected human trafficking by calling the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 888-373-7888.

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Sources:
WTHITV
Upper Michigan Source

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