Law Enforcement Training

Truckers Against Trafficking offers several law enforcement training options.


In an effort to help educate all levels of law enforcement across the nation to recognize, investigate, and prosecute human trafficking, TAT — in partnership with our media partner iEmpathize and sponsors HELP Inc. and Vigilant Solutions — created this free training resource.

Click here to access this training video.



Train law enforcement officers to:

  • Understand human trafficking and ways it overlaps with prostitution,
  • Recognize trafficking indicators at inspection and interdiction stops,
  • Implement a victim-centered approach in interactions with potential victims.


  • Equip officers with practical steps to take, including a victim-centered approach and adoption of the Iowa MVE model.
  • Emphasize critical observations/behaviors/red flag indicators from law enforcement case studies which resulted in human trafficking cases.
  • Illustrate how the trucking industry is an ally in the fight. Share resources to create relationships between LE and trucking.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 5, 2018: California Highway Patrol
Sept. 5, 2018: Yolo County LE agencies
Sept. 11, 2018: TN Hwy Patrol
Sept. 13, 2018: California Highway Patrol Leadership
Sept. 17 & 18, 2018: Macon County Sheriff Office IL
Nov. 6, 2018: Des Moines, IA Commanders and Chiefs
Nov. 15, 2018: TN Hwy Patrol


“Excellent instruction from both trainers. Well done and informative.” –Maine CVEU Officer

“I have a better understanding about trafficking and am able to distinguish between the abuser and the abused.”  –Mississippi DOT Officer

“This was very enlightening and informative. So often, officers get so focused on finding drugs that they overlook indicators of other criminal activity like trafficking. Every trooper in the MSHP needs this. Great job teaching!” –Missouri Highway Patrol Officer

Excellent training…actually, this is the best training I have been to since starting this position!” -IL State Police

One of the most courageous and educational presentations I have ever experienced in my life. I have an entirely different perspective and insight into the sex industry, abuse and trafficking.” -IL State Police

It has made me realize I have been missing some clues.” -TN Hwy Patrol

Kylla was a very dynamic speaker. She kept me totally engaged as well as constantly leaving my mouth wide open.” -IL State Police

“Looking back I think I may have encountered at least one situation like this on a traffic stop, and I believe this training just improved my chances of not missing one again, I pray.” –Oregon SP trooper

“This training is highly valuable. I would like to recommend that this training become part of Oregon’s Commercial Vehicle Inspection training/certification.” –OR DOT officer

“One of my officers recently recovered a 16 year-old female from a suspect that had been trafficking her for two weeks. The indicators and responses from both the pimp and victim were exactly like you teach. Our officer did a great job investigating the case which was eventually handed over to the local human trafficking task force. I was told they connected the suspect to other victims. Bottom line – what you guys are doing is making a difference!”  -Captain Duryee CHP

Click here to download our Law Enforcement Training Report and read what others are saying about this valuable training, as well as more information about the subject matter.

For more information on these trainings, please click here to download our informational flyer.


Kylla Lanier is the deputy director and co-founder of Truckers Against Trafficking. She speaks around the country about TAT’s mission and how the trucking industry is combating human trafficking. Kylla also handles social media for TAT, including managing the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube accounts. She’s been involved in the fight against human trafficking since 2007 when she helped initiate the state coalition against trafficking in Oklahoma.

Beth Jacobs, a survivor of child sex trafficking, has a bachelor’s degree in social work and is the founder of an NGO called Willow Way, which helps sexually exploited people find their way from victim to survivor to leader. In the past two decades, Beth’s work has included spearheading the Offenders’ Prostitution Program in St. Paul, Minnesota, field work with social work students at two universities, group facilitation and curriculum creation for victims. Beth, serves as a consultant to ATEST, a collaborative of the 14 largest anti-trafficking agencies in the nation. She has participated on a panel of experts at the New Hampshire School of Law and conducts workshops and educational presentations throughout the country, speaking as a subject matter expert.

Beth Jacobs