Troopers Educating Public about Human Trafficking

OHIO (WOWK) - Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol are educating others about human trafficking and how they can help. Troopers tell 13 News that it is a concern in our area even though you may not hear about it much. 

The multi-state initiative is a way for troopers to hand out information and educate those who are in a position to see human trafficking taking place. Troopers say those who are commercial motor vehicle drivers, public transportation companies, rest area attendants, and truck stop employees have a special vantage point when it comes to noticing human trafficking. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is collaborating with the Indiana State Police, Michigan State Police, Illinois State Police, and Truckers Against Trafficking.

Troopers will hand out information cards to help identify signs of human trafficking and ask people to report suspected trafficking. To report a trafficking tip, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline Resource Center (NHTRC) at 888-373-7888, text the BeFree line at 233733 or call the Patrol at #677.

Click here to read 10 Ways You Can Help End Human Trafficking

Click here to go to information about recognizing the signs of human trafficking. 

Click here to read more about the myths of human trafficking. 

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