"As first responders, we play a critical role in uncovering human trafficking which often presents as domestic violence, labor disputes, or prostitution. We have the opportunity to identify and arrest the traffickers and provide justice for the victims"
- Chief Mary Ann Viverette
Gaithersburg Police Department, Maryland
The Crime of Human Trafficking: A Law Enforcement Guide to Identification and Investigation
With funding from the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women, the IACP has created a guidebook for law enforcement on the crime of human trafficking that covers the federal law, tools for identification, investigation and response, and resources for victim assistance. The guidebook, which also has a pocket guide for field reference, is available in bulk, free of charge for law enforcement agencies. To enhance this training, please use the guidebook in conjunction with the IACP roll-call video on human trafficking.
PDF: The Crime of Human Trafficking: A Law Enforcement Guide to Identification and Investigation
Roll-Call Training Video-
The video was created to assist law enforcement in identification and investigation of this emerging crime, offer direction on how to best assist victims, and provide an overview of federal laws. Available in DVD and VHS formats, the video can be shown in three 8-10 minute segments and includes a discussion guide.
The Crime of Human Trafficking: A Law Enforcement Guide
Segment One - Defining the Crime (9 min, 46 sec)
Segment Two - Identifying and Responding (10 min, 13 sec)
Segment Three - Investigating and Interviewing (9 min, 23 sec)
To order the guidebook and roll-call training video, please fill out the order form and fax to
703-684-3448. The individual/agency will incur costs of any shipping fees for rush orders.