Ohio State Highway Patrol participates in Tri-State Human Trafficking Initiative

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COLUMBUS — Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) joined neighboring states to raise awareness about human trafficking for the entire month of February. OSHP, the Indiana State Police and the Michigan State Police take the crime of human trafficking seriously and will continue to educate the public and enforce laws that crack down on traffickers.
The goal of the month-long Tri-State Human Trafficking Initiative was to train and educate those in a position to see human trafficking taking place, such as motor vehicle drivers, public transportation companies, rest area attendants and truck stop employees. These individuals can act as the eyes and ears of Ohio’s highways, and by teaching them the signs of human trafficking and how to report it, they are yet another resource to protect humans from trafficking and exploitation.
Over the month of February, the three states distributed more than 17,000 materials like TAT wallet cards and brochures. They conducted 180 educational events that reached 2,446 people.

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