By mid-November, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are scheduled to complete development of an interactive, digital training module to teach commercial airline employees to assist in the fight against human trafficking. This interactive, self-paced training module details human trafficking indicators that aviation personnel are most likely to observe in the air environment. Furthermore, the course provides information on how to report human trafficking to U.S. law enforcement effectively via a toll-free tip line, an online tip form, an internationally available tip line number or through flight deck communications.
The training module is being developed as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Lightning Initiative, which provides commercial airline employees a voluntary mechanism not only to identify potential human trafficking victims but also to notify federal authorities.
Learn more at George I. Seffers’ Signal Online article: Computer Training Fights Human Trafficking.