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Human Trafficking Training for LEO & Security Personnel

August 6 | 1-5 p.m. ET | LIVE ONLINE TRAINING



Airport security professionals and law enforcement officers are on the frontlines of the fight to end human trafficking. Recent data suggests that more than 60% of trafficking victims move through airports throughout the course of their exploitation, yet identification of these victims remains remarkably low. 

Human Trafficking for Airport Law Enforcement Officers and Security Professionals educates those professionals working in the airport environment on how to identify, respond, and intervene in suspected instances of human trafficking. This course will equip LEO and security personnel with tools and resources they need to better understand human trafficking and be responsive to suspected cases, specific to their function at the airport.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
Define human trafficking and how it presents itself domestically in the United States, specifically in an airport environment.
Identify red flags and warning signs of potentially trafficked or sexually exploited persons.
Manage immediate needs for potential victims of human trafficking in a safe manner.
Implement proper response to suspected victim of human trafficking or sexually exploited person through a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach.
Conduct field investigations regarding suspected cases of human trafficking.
Learn proper and effective field interview techniques.
Refer victims to appropriate resources for intervention.
Understand what resources are available to the airport employee, security personnel, law enforcement, or other professionals to further aid in the identification, response, and intervention to a suspected instance while in an airport environment.

Who should attend?
This course is intended only for law enforcement and security professionals as it will include information, tactics, and techniques that are law enforcement sensitive. Candidates will have to present valid LEO/SEC credentials to attend this class.
Please contact Ilana Brodesky at for more information.


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Questions? Contact Ilana Brodesky at 703.578.2512.

AAAE will donate a portion of your registration fee to our partners at Anti Trafficking International. Anti Trafficking International’s (ATI) mission is to prevent human trafficking before it starts through a unique focus on equipping frontline professionals, educating parents, and empowering youth. Human trafficking is a proven national threat in the United States, and it requires the full commitment of everyone in the community to identify and eradicate the predators. Founded in 2013 by Detective Bill Woolf, ATI reaches more than 250,000 youth every year in three countries and is the leader in prevention curriculum. ATI’s curriculum coupled with its other initiatives are effectively safeguarding communities all across the globe.


August 6
1:00 pm—2:00 pm

Human Trafficking for Criminal Justice Professionals

This module will provide foundational knowledge on human trafficking including legal definitions, applicable laws, and investigatory standards. Attendees will be able to properly define and explain human trafficking and have a working knowledge of standards used to make field determinations.

8/6/2021 1:00:00 PM8/6/2021 2:00:00 PM
August 6
2:00 pm—3:00 pm

Identification and Interdiction (Part 1)

This module will focus on equipping law enforcement with the ability to recognize the warnings signs and red flags of human trafficking in an airport environment. Law enforcement will learn the signs to look for during interaction with travelers.

8/6/2021 2:00:00 PM8/6/2021 3:00:00 PM
August 6
3:00 pm—4:00 pm

Identification and Interdiction (Part 2)

Building upon Module 2, law enforcement will learn proper techniques for conducting subject stops in the field and proper articulation of the stop. Attendees will engage in a discussion regarding indicators and proper field interview techniques to determine if the situation is trafficking.

8/6/2021 3:00:00 PM8/6/2021 4:00:00 PM
August 6
4:00 pm—5:00 pm

Investigations and Evidence Collection

This module will provide guidance on investigatory considerations when encountering a suspected case of human trafficking as well evidence considerations. Further discussion will be had regarding proper interview techniques and considerations if a more in-depth interview is warranted.

8/6/2021 4:00:00 PM8/6/2021 5:00:00 PM


Ms. Anne E. Basham

Chief Executive Officer
Anti Trafficking International
McLean, VA

Anne Basham is the CEO of Anti-Trafficking International (ATI). Prior to joining ATI, Anne worked in both the Legislative and Executive branches of the federal government as well as government relations in the private sector. Ms. Basham began her career nearly two decades ago working closely with the third highest ranking member of the United States Senate where she was provided an understanding of both domestic and foreign policy issues. In this role she also interfaced with the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the Department of State. Additionally, Ms. Basham worked in both Washington, D.C. and the state office which gave her a unique perspective on the intersection between local and federal government. Most recently Ms. Basham was the Senior Advisor at the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the Department of Justice where she provided policy advice and assistance on a variety of programs and concerns affecting the design, development, and delivery of OVC’s mission to help victims of crime rebuild and restore their lives. She developed strategies for over $6 billion in federal grants and other projects that are vital to victims of human trafficking, sexual assault, violence against women and children, and elder abuse throughout the Department, Executive Branch, and Legislative Branch. With a Master’s degree from the University of Virginia, Anne has dedicated her personal and professional life to helping stop violence against women, children, and human trafficking. She has served victims from all over the world helping them safely leave dangerous situations, navigate the legal system, and secure safe housing and trauma recovery. Working with both the Legislative and Executive branches of the federal government as well as in the private sector as the Director of Government Relations, Anne advocated for issues surrounding human trafficking, violence against women, child welfare, and genocide. There she developed public policy strategies and worked with both parties in the U.S. Congress, Executive Branch and members of the U.K. Parliament. Anne also forged partnerships with many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the field and worked with law makers to draft legislation, policies, and appropriations priorities for both domestic and foreign policies. She has also advised government officials and NGOs in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


Mr. Bill Woolf

Chief Operating Officer
Anti Trafficking International
McLean, VA

Bill Woolf has dedicated his personal and professional life to combatting human trafficking – most notably being recognized by receiving the Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. He started his professional career as a police officer where he was promoted to the position of detective and was assigned to work on the Gang Investigations Unit. While doing this work, he quickly became aware of an emerging problem in his region, human trafficking. Mr. Woolf learned that gangs were transitioning from other profitable crimes, such as narcotics trafficking, to human trafficking as a source of income for their illicit activities. Mr. Woolf sought out to better understand the problem and in doing so he learned how prevalent the issue was domestically in the United States, as well as internationally. From that point forward he became dedicated to combatting the issue, serving as a federal task force officer investigating and prosecuting cases locally and federally. He was instrumental in receiving funding to start a human trafficking task force in northern Virginia. Bill was placed in charge of the task force and was assigned to coordinate enforcement and interdiction efforts with other regional, state and federal law enforcement. He was also tasked with forging partnerships with non-governmental agencies that could provide necessary services to those victimized by human trafficking. In the first two years, under Bill’s leadership, the task force was able to identify 217 victims of sex and labor trafficking and recover over 126 of them. The task force also identified and initiated investigations into more than 100 traffickers that had conducted illegal activities in the northern Virginia area. Bill saw, through his work, that many of the young victims were being tricked by the traffickers because they were not equipped nor educated to identify what was happening. Bill founded the Just Ask Prevention Project to help in better protecting our communities. He led the effort to develop a systematic approach of education, prevention and intervention which brings effective strategies in addressing the threat of human trafficking to communities. The program has garnered national attention and is now being implemented in areas throughout the United States, Mexico, Netherlands, and Nigeria. After over 15 years of law enforcement service, Mr. Woolf took on the prevention and intervention work full time as the Executive Director of the Just Ask Prevention Project and Director of the National Human Trafficking Intelligence Center. He led a team focused on developing tangible tools and resources and leveraging new technologies to assist professionals in the field better identify situations of human trafficking or exploitation and respond appropriately to those situations. Mr. Woolf was called upon by the U.S. Department of Justice to accept a position as a member of the Senior Executive Service in the role of Human Trafficking Programs Director where he was responsible for overseeing the nearly $100 million budget to support human trafficking programs all across the United States. He was also responsible for developing departmental policy relating to human trafficking and was eventually asked to serve as Special Advisor to the White House. Because of his demonstrated management abilities, he was asked to step in as the Acting Director of the Office for Victims of Crime and continued to serve as the Principal Deputy Director overseeing more $6.5 billion in grant programs.