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Nassau County FY 10 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $170,000)

Under this award, Nassau County (New York) will further enhance and operate a victim centered human trafficking task force in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office, federal law enforcement, and their human trafficking services provider to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking and to proactively investigate human trafficking and prosecute traffickers. The primary goal of this program is to identify and rescue foreign victims of trafficking through a victim centered, proactive investigation strategy. The secondary goal is the interdiction of trafficking and the successful prosecution of traffickers.

Nassau County will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative to continue funding the Nassau County Police Department's (NCPD) enforcement strategies as part of the Anti Human Trafficking Task Force of Long Island, New York. Specifically, grant funds will support overtime, travel, equipment, and training.
The initial emphasis of the strategy involves conducting local law enforcement investigative activities against businesses known to exhibit a high likelihood of human trafficking activity.

The primary strategy will focus on investigating these institutions, conducting surveillance, and undercover activities carried out by members of the Detective Division, including the Vice/Narcotics Squad, in order to identify trafficking enterprises and rescue the involved victims. In conjunction with these investigations, as intelligence is gained and enterprise structures are identified, members of the Asset Forfeiture Bureau will perform forensic accounting investigations and the Special Investigation Squad will explore the connectivity to organized crime. Members of Precinct Squads and other specialized units will be utilized as needed. All activities will include a component for debriefing and further intelligence development. An additional component of the funding will allow for detectives to provide human trafficking awareness training sessions to departmental members, as well as members of other local law enforcement agencies and community members who would benefit from having this enhanced knowledge.


Date Created: September 15, 2010