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Attorney General’s office holds human trafficking training in Tunica

Attorney General Lynn Fitch today announced the completion of a four-day human trafficking training in Tunica for 78 law enforcement officers from across the state, including officers from DeSoto County. The training included a human trafficking operation where 12 victims were rescued and four arrests were made.

“This is our largest training to date,” said Fitch. “Law enforcement officers from around the State want to be a part of the solution to end human trafficking in Mississippi. Their training here resulted in the rescue of 12 victims, and this is just the beginning of the impact they will make in our fight to end this heinous crime and restore victims’ dignity and hope.”

In the past two years, Fitch’s office has trained 426 state and local law enforcement officers from across the state. The Attorney General’s human trafficking team has led multi-jurisdictional operations that have led to the rescue of 287 victims and resulted in countless leads in the the effort to disrupt and stop trafficking operations in Mississippi.

The following agencies were part of this training and operation:

Carthage Police Department

Choctaw Police Department

Coahoma County School District

Columbia Police Department

Corinth Police Department

DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office

Durant Police Department

Flora Police Department

Greenville Police Department

Hernando Police Department

Holmes County School District

Indianola Police Department

Jackson Police Department

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office

Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation

Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services

Mississippi Department of Corrections

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Mississippi Gaming Commission

Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol

Olive Branch Police Department

Pike County Sheriff’s Office

Senatobia Police Department

Southaven Police Department

Starkville Police Department

Tunica County Sheriff’s Office

Tupelo Police Department

University of Mississippi Medical Center Police

The trainings and multi-jurisdictional operations that General Fitch’s Office organize work in conjunction with Fitch’s “Be The Solution” human trafficking public awareness campaign. 

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