New Training Available on Child Sex Trafficking

man holding his hands over a little girl's mouthThe International Association of Chiefs of Police, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, has just launched a new toolkit entitled “Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officers.” This is the first tool of its kind created specifically for frontline officers on how to recognize and respond to child sex trafficking in the field.

The toolkit includes videos that centers on the theme of Recognize, Rethink, and Respond. It will enhance officers’ abilities to recognize the indicators, rethink the situation, and respond appropriately and refer for investigation.

The toolkit is set up as a trainer’s guide for supervisors to conduct training for frontline patrol officers. This series depicts actual sworn law enforcement officers demonstrating different responses to various types of scenarios involving child sex trafficking, including the following:

  • Introduction (2:54 minutes)
  • Traffic stop (12:05 minutes)
  • School (10:32 minutes)
  • Street patrol (10:25 minutes)
  • Hotel (11:49 minutes)
  • Hospital (11:49 minutes)
  • Domestic violence call (12:10 minutes)

These videos were filmed on location around the country with IACP and FBI working with over 18 different law enforcement agencies.

In addition to the training videos, the toolkit includes the following:

  • Pre-training instructions for supervisors
  • Discussion guide
  • Tip card with fillable field for local point of contact for referrals
  • Fact sheet
  • Indicators
  • Glossary of terms
  • Pull-out 11 x 17 poster with fillable field for local point of contact for referrals

This toolkit and the videos are for law enforcement only. Request a copy of Child Sex Trafficking: A Training Series for Frontline Officer by emailing

Kelly Burke
Program Manager, Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Initiatives
International Association of Chiefs of Police

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