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The investigation of human trafficking cases comes with a unique set of challenges, as well as numerous obstacles to successful resolutions. This issue offers examples of some solutions that have worked and ideas and suggestions for improving law enforcement responses to human trafficking so that officers may successfully battle this “hidden” crime.

As technologies and trauma services improve, some might assume that highway safety would improve alongside them. While it is true that some fatalities are prevented, new technologies and related issues may also be increasing the dangers of pursuits, roadside work, and day-to-day traffic. With new issues come the need for new solutions, such as those discussed in this issue.

Officer Safety Corner—Yoga and Mindfulness Program: City of Falls Church Police Department
The City of Falls Church, Virginia, Police Department (FCPD) is addressing the safety and wellness of sworn and professional staff by integrating yoga and mindfulness practices into the culture of the organization.
Research in Brief—Putting Sex Traffickers Out of Business: Combatting Human Trafficking and Prostitution by Reducing the Demand for Commercial Sex
In 2012, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) published a national compendium of law enforcement strategies to reduce the demand for commercial sex.
From the Assistant Attorney General—OJP’s Partnership with Law Enforcement Against Human Trafficking
As many in the law enforcement community know firsthand, human trafficking is a serious global problem that has become a major threat to public safety in the United States.
The Dangers of Vehicle Pursuits: New Emerging Issues
As long as crime has existed, criminals have been attempting to elude justice. The invention of the automobile gave criminals one more way to attempt to escape the grasp of law enforcement.
Move Over Initiative
Law enforcement officials know that Move Over laws outline how motorists should respond when confronted by emergency vehicles that are traveling in the same direction and displaying flashing lights.
Driving to Save Lives in Virginia
When the concept of a multi-layered, multi-agency traffic safety program, which became the Drive to Save Lives campaign, was first batted around among the state and provincial (S&P) ranks, there was no mistaking its potential.
Product Feature: Home Security Enters New Markets; Reduces Burden on Law Enforcement
Note: Police Chief magazine, from time-to-time, offers feature-length articles on products and services that are useful to law enforcement administrators. This article features home security systems.
Making the Case for a Collaborative Response to Human Trafficking Crimes: U.S. v. Andrew Fields
Since passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in 2000, the United States has seen a steady increase in awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime and human rights violation.
Addressing Victims of Sexual Trafficking with a Dose of Humanity: The Role of Peer Counselors
Most people know the old saying “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”
Ten Years and Counting...
One Woman’s Path from Survivor to Mentor

This year, I will celebrate a decade of sobriety and the 10th anniversary of my release from Cook County Jail. The interesting thing is I never really left.
The Front Line: Challenges for Law Enforcement in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
New laws, increased awareness, and better coordination among government agencies has not led to the identification of the number of human trafficking cases one might expect.
Human Trafficking: Building an Agency’s Social Capital Through a Social Justice Response
When Drequan Dugar was arrested on charges of human trafficking on February 18, 2014, by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina, the case illustrated how the response to human trafficking has evolved from 10 years ago...
The Dispatch
IACP Working for You
Bonus, online article—The Justice Department’s Diagnostic Center Provides Technical Assistance to Address Human Trafficking
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   Technology Talk
   Legislative Alert
   Advances & Applications
   Survivors' Club
   Highway Safety Initiatives
   Line of Duty Deaths
   New Members
   Products & Services
   Product Update
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