New Patrol Officer Anti-Trafficking Training in Texas Leads to 341 Child Rescues

Texas patrol officers are trained to spot drunk driving, drug trafficking, and so many other offenses. So why not child trafficking, too?

Now, they can. According to a recent report by The Washington Post, a new training protocol that teaches officers how to spot victims of exploitation has resulted in 341 child trafficking rescues since the start of the program. Awesome, right?

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer Derek Prestridge is responsible for building and implementing the program, called Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), to the state.

Before the start of the Texas-based training program, there was no

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