January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are teaming up with officers across the country in order to spread awareness.
Throughout this week, the MSP is teaming up with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and the organization ‘Truckers Against Trafficking’ to educate motorists about how to spot the signs of human trafficking. The goal is for those in position to observe trafficking taking place, such as commercial motor vehicle drivers, to be able to know the signs.
“The truckers are the ones out there on the road who are seeing a lot of this information and they’ve teamed up with us to fight this problem,” said Lt. Derrick Carroll of the Michigan State Police.
Being able to spot the signs of human trafficking will allow people to report it much easier.
“We want people to be aware of that, and for people to be on the lookout for it so we can fight this, because these people are victims,” said Carroll. “They’re victims of crime, and we need to help them and rescue them from the situation they’re in.”
For more information about Truckers Against Trafficking, visit truckersagainsttrafficking.org. To report suspected human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resources Center at 888-373-
7888 or text “BeFree” to 233733.