Human Trafficking: Advanced Investigations & Prosecutions

Presented by the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force
Sponsored by The Kern County District Attorney’s Office

Date: July 14-16, 2021
Time: – 0730-1700

This three-day HT class will have a survivor debrief their experience with questions and answers to help officers gain expertise in human trafficking. This course has been updated with new debriefs from recent survivors and human trafficking investigations. This class will also address different types of human trafficking and new trends that are developing among traffickers. This class will discuss human trafficking laws and how they affect law enforcement.

The class will give patrol officers, investigators, and supervisors additional tools on how to recognize human trafficking indicators within their communities and how to take enforcement action against perpetrators of these crimes. Investigators who attend this training will learn how to use a variety of tools to successfully investigate, takedown, and prosecute traffickers and their criminal enterprises.


Day 1

  • Intro to Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery
  • Human Trafficking Laws and Definitions
  • Pimping and Pandering Subculture
  • Live Survivor Debrief
  • Evidence Collection
  • Intro to Human Trafficking on Social Media

Day 2

  • Social Media Investigations: Backpage, Facebook, Spotlight, Etc.
  • HT Operations: In Calls, Out Calls
  • Interview Techniques / Ruses
  • Victim Centered Approach

Day 3

  • HT Case Debriefs
  • Brothel Investigations
  • All Cellular: Emergency Pings, Tracking, and GPS
  • From the Streets to the Courtroom: Case Prep and Expert Testimony


  • OC Human Trafficking Task Force Investigator, Happy J. Medina (Anaheim PD)\
  • Waymakers – Michelle Heater – Program Director
  • Orange County Social Services – CSEC Coordinator Nicole Strattman
  • Orange County Deputy District Attorney assigned to prosecuting human trafficking.
  • Survivor – Oree Freeman

Training Location and Hotel Recommendations

Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center
801 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301

Discounted Hotel Rate

$116 per night. Please use the link below for the special rate.

Sworn Law Enforcement Only, ID required.

For questions or to register, please email Deputy District Attorney Tyson McCoy at

Max capacity is 100 officers. Class fills up quickly.