Police Target Human Trafficking

Police Target Human Trafficking

A two-day joint operation on March 21-22 by the Arlington County Police Department and the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force located victims of human trafficking.

Utilizing various investigative methods to identify classified ads advertising prostitution in Arlington County, the operation resulted in eight misdemeanor and two felony charges.

Human trafficking is an issue facing communities throughout the country and the Arlington County Police Department is committed to thoroughly investigating all reported incidents. If anyone has information about a potential trafficking situation in Arlington County, call the Emergency Communications Center at 703-558-2222 or 9-1-1 in an emergency. Information may also be provided anonymously through the Arlington County Crime Solvers hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

Those with information about a potential trafficking situation throughout the country, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year related to potential trafficking victims, suspicious behaviors, and/or locations where trafficking is suspected to occur.