Jan. 23–Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are teaming up this week with officers in neighboring states to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Now through Friday, Jan. 26, as part of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, state police officers will join with their colleagues in the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Illinois State Police and Indiana State Police, along with the organization Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), to educate motorists about the signs of human trafficking and to enforce laws that crack down on traffickers.
The goal of the week-long, multi-state initiative is to raise awareness and educate people in positions to observe human trafficking taking place, such as commercial motor vehicle drivers, public transportation companies, rest area attendants and truck stop employees, said Capt. Michael Krumm, commander of the MSP
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, in a statement.
“These individuals are a force multiplier that can act as the eyes and ears of Michigan’s highways,” Krumm said.
The state police first partnered with TAT in 2015, and has since been recognized as a national leader in human trafficking awareness and education.
For more information about TAT, visit truckersagainsttrafficking.org.
To report human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888 or text BeFree to 233733.
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