Kat Cammack Unveils the Human Trafficking Awareness Training Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., brought out the “Human Trafficking Awareness Training Act.”

The congresswoman’s office noted that her bill “expands the availability of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers‘ (FLETC) human trafficking awareness training courses to state, local, tribal, territorial, and educational institution law enforcement agencies” and “recognizes the importance of FLETC’s training programs for first responders and their use in recognizing and properly responding to potential human trafficking situations.”

Cammack weighed in on the bill on Tuesday.

“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it has no place in our society,” said Cammack. “Our first responders deserve the very best training on recognizing and preventing this horrible trade and this bill will ensure the experts at FLETC can share their knowledge with other law enforcement agencies across the country. As a proud member of the Homeland Security Committee, I will continue working closely with my colleagues to do everything we can to putting an end to trafficking in the U.S.”

“FLETC currently provides several training courses, including an in-depth understanding of the definition of human trafficking; information on industries and common locations known for human trafficking; human trafficking response measures; human trafficking reporting protocols; an overview of federal statutes and state law related to human trafficking; and others,” Cammack’s office noted.

Cammack has reeled in a dozen co-sponsors including Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds, Carlos Gimenez, Maria Elvira Salazar and Michael Waltz.

The bill was sent to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. So far, there is no companion measure over in the U.S. Senate.

Kevin Derby
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