Advanced Human Trafficking Investigations

Advanced Human Trafficking Investigations

April 23 - 25, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(lunch on your own) 


This 3 day course is hosted by: WDNY Human Trafficking Task Force, WDNY U.S. Attorneys Office, and the Erie County Sheriff's Office, Buffalo, NY

The course is designed for Law Enforcement Officers, Investigators, Prosecutors, Intelligence Analysts and Human Trafficking Task Force Members who are assigned to investigate human trafficking cases.  Special emphasis is placed on advanced investigation skill development using an enhanced collaborative model and structured case planning, with an understanding that the victim is the key focus of case coordination dynamics.  Case studies graphically illustrate successful case management.

DAY ONE: Advanced Human Trafficking Case Analysis and Development

  •  History, Overview, and Scope of the Problem
  • Legal Foundations
  • Immigration Relief
  • Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Investigation Considerations
  • Three-Phase Structured Case Planning for Human Trafficking Investigations
    • Pre-Op, Operational and Post-Op
  • Three Dimensions of Human Trafficking Conspiracy
  • Role of the Intelligence Analyst in HT Investigations and Prosecutions
  • Task Force Reporting and Data Collection
DAY TWO: Structured Case Planning for HT Investigations
  • Three Dimensions of Human Trafficking Investigations
  • Pre-Operational Phase - Structured Case Planning
  • Identification, Preservation, and Collection of Electronic Communication
  • Operational Phase - Structured Case Planning
  • Victim Experience and Trauma
  • Intelligence and Legal Issues
  • Re-Evaluation of Targets and Prep Takedown
DAY THREE: Structured Case Planning for HT Investigations (continued)
  • Post Operational Phase - Structured Case Planning
    • Search Warrants
    • Canvas and Post Arrest Interviews
    • Suspect and Victim Interviews
    • Spin-Off Investigations
    • Charging Decisions
    • RICO Theory
    • Jail Communication
  • Prosecution of the Case
    • Grand Jury/Preliminary Hearings
    • Pre-trial Issues
    • The Trial
    • Debriefing Defendants
Monday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 25, 2018 
Training - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Registration begins at 7:30 am on first day)
(lunch on your own)
Erie Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy
Erie Community College, North Campus
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Local Contact:
Detective Theresa Nietzel
Erie County Sheriff's Office
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Phone: (716) 858-8219
Fax: (716) 858-6039

Central Police Services
Public Safety Building
45 Elm Street
Buffalo, New York 14203