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The Office to Combat Human Trafficking

Iowa Office to Combat Human Trafficking

Iowa Code section 80.45 establishes the Office to Combat Human Trafficking in the Iowa Department of Public Safety.  The Office is housed within the Division of Intelligence & Fusion Center.   By statute, the Office provides several services:

  • Point of contact for activities to combat human trafficking in Iowa

  • Consult with others about human trafficking

  • Develop strategy to collect criminal history data about human trafficking

  • Develop strategy for information-sharing among government agencies

  • Apply for or assist other government agencies in seeking grants

  • Research & recommend trainings to assist other government agencies

  • Take other steps necessary to advance the purposes of the office

  • Submit a written report annually

If you see indicators of human trafficking, call 9-1-1

If you are being trafficked, call 9-1-1
Or call the Human Trafficking Hotline for services: 888-373-7888

 

DPS Annual Report to the Iowa General Assembly
2017 Annual Report - Office to Combat Human Trafficking

 

Other Resources
Human Trafficking in Iowa: The Basics

Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division:
https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/for-crime-victims/fighting-human-trafficking

Human Trafficking Victim Resources:
https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/media/cms/Iowa_Human_Trafficking_Program_map__DE41268DE7647.pdf

Programs for Victim Services in Iowa:
https://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/media/cms/DACShelterSAC_SFY2017_Map_Final_FFBBC7A97A908.pdf

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
https://ileatraining.org/default.aspx?act=eventbuilderviewlist.aspx?..&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Iowa Department of Transportation
https://iowadot.gov/endslavery/

 

DPS Contacts
Roxann M. Ryan J.D., Ph.D.
Commissioner, Iowa Department of Public Safety
Kevin Winker
Director, Investigative Operations
Terry Cowman
Assistant Director, Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center

humantrafficking@dps.state.ia.us

515-725-6330

 

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