Human trafficking is a serious crime that affects thousands of families across America and around the world every year.
The Toledo Police Department takes this heinous crime very seriously; in fact, Detective Pete Swartz received the Ohio Liberators Award in 2014 for his tireless work in this field.
If you witness suspected human trafficking, call the local Child Exploitation Task Force number at (419) 243-6123, if there is a life threatening situation please call 911 immediately. Below are a few links with information about human trafficking and what to look for.
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition: www.LCHTC.org
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: www.missingkids.com
Safety Resources for kids: www.kidsmart.org
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services : www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/endtrafficking