Human Trafficking involves the act of compelling or coercing a person's labor, services, or commercial sex. That coercion may be physical or psychological, subtle or overt. Anti-Human Trafficking crimes are rooted in the prohibitions against slavery guaranteed by the by 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. It is modern-day slavery.
It is the mission of the Human Trafficking Investigations & Training Institute (HTITI) to combat human trafficking locally, nationally, and internationally by establishing awareness and investigative training programs empowering law enforcement agencies, first responders, other government entities, and civic-minded professionals, with the knowledge and expertise to work cohesively toward recognizing community human trafficking issues, free victims of human trafficking, and bring traffickers to justice.
HTITI offers instructor-led courses oriented to law enforcement. Our courses are recognized by many state Police Officer Standard and Training (POST) councils, and reviewed and certified by the National Emergency Communications Institute (NECI), Atlanta, GA. NECI has provided public safety certification courses since 1987. HTITI will provide an assessment-based certificate for those students who successfully completed the performance standards for each course, as described in the respective course manual or lesson plan.