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Police in 3 States join with Truckers Against Trafficking to educate motorists

Police in 3 States join with Truckers Against Trafficking to educate motorists
The Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol and Indiana State Police have once again partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to educate motorists on the signs of human trafficking and to enforce laws that crack down on traffickers. From January 23-27, they will be working with TAT to educate the public about human trafficking in the U.S.

“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,” stated Capt. Michael Krumm, commander of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. “These individuals are a force multiplier that can act as the eyes and ears of Michigan’s highways.”

MSP first partnered with TAT in 2015, and has since been recognized as one of three states which have fully implemented their awareness program. ISP first partnered with TAT in 2016 and is working to become a state that has fully implemented TAT’s awareness program.

To report trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888.