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IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE

IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER, ROOM 340, CITY HALL - 1:00 PM

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200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

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MEMBERS: COUNCILMEMBER GILBERT A. CEDILLO, CHAIR

COUNCILMEMBER HERB J. WESSON, JR. COUNCILMEMBER CURREN D. PRICE, JR. COUNCILMEMBER NURY MARTINEZ COUNCILMEMBER DAVID E. RYU

(Sharon Dickinson - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1077 or email Sharon.dickinson@lacity.org)

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Note: For information regarding the Committee and its operations, please contact the Committee Legislative Assistant at the phone number and/or email

address listed above. The Legislative Assistant may answer questions and provide materials and notice of matters scheduled before the City Council. Sign Language Interpreters, Communication Access Real-Time Transcription (CART), Assistive Listening Devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request at least 72 hours prior to the meeting/event you wish to attend. Due to difficulties in securing Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days notice is strongly recommended. For additional information, please contact the Legislative Assistant listed above.
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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM NO. (1) 17-0116-S2

Board of Police Commissioners report relative to researching human trafficking in Los Angeles, and the development of the initial Human Trafficking

Task Force (HTTF) in Operations South Bureau, Operations Valley Bureau, Operations Central Bureau and Operations West Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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Fiscal Impact Statement: No.

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

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ITEM NO. (2) 18-0086

City Attorney report and proposed Ordinance, and Chief Legislative Analyst and City Administrative Officer to report, relative to establishing a

Civil and Human Rights Commission, Executive Director position and the Los Angeles Civil and Human Rights Ordinance, the fiscal impacts, recommendations for appropriate administrative penalties for violations, and how to allocate proceeds from the penalties, and recommendations for jurisdiction and oversight decisions made by the Commission and Executive Director.
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Fiscal Impact Statement: No.

Community Impact Statement: Yes. For: Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council

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If you challenge this Committee's action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public

hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.
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Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com

by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).
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LOS ANGELES POLICE COMMISSION BOARD OF

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POLICE COMMISSIONERS RICHARD M.TEFANK

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR <*ll

DJANGO SIBLEY ACTING INSPECTOR GENERALSTEVE SOBOROFF

PRESIDENT o .<5

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EXECUTIVE OFFICE Police Administration Building

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100 West First Street, Sure 134 Los Angeles, CA 90012-4112

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ERIC GARCETTI MayorSANDRA FIGUEROA-VILLA

SHANE MURPHY GOLDSMITH CYNTHIA McCLAIN-HILU (213) 236-14D0 PHONE

(213) 236-1410FAX (213) 236-1440 TDDMARIA SILVA

commission executive assistant II

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July 17, 2018 BPC 18-0233

The Honorable City Council Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Dear Honorable Members:

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT S RESPONSE TO LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE INQUIRIES (CITY COUNCIL

FILE NO. 17-0116-S2)
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RE:

At the regular meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners held Tuesday, July 17,2018, the Board APPROVED the Department s report relative to the

above matter.
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This matter is being forwarded to you as requested.

Respectfully,

BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS

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MARIA SILVA Commission Executive Assistant

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Attachment

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2-6INTRADEPARTMENTAL CORRESPONDENCE

June 28, 2018 1.11

VIEWED The Honorable Board of Police CommissionersTO:

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Chief of PoliceFROM: J C-ioi. 'DR

SUBJECT: LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT S RESPONSE TO LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE INQUIRIES (CITY

COUNCIL FILE NO. 17-0116-S2)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION

That the Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC) APPROVES the Los Angeles Police Department s response to Los Angeles City Council Immigrant Affairs,

Civil Rights, and Equity Committee Inquiries and TRANSMITS the report to the City Council Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee.
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DISCUSSION

On May 11, 2018, during the Los Angeles City Council s Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Meeting, the topic of human trafficking in the

City of Los Angeles was discussed with direction to the Los Angeles Police Department (Department) to research and report back to the Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee on the following:
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The Los Angeles City Councils direction to the Department; A brief background of Human Trafficking in Los Angeles; The development of the initial

Human Trafficking Task Forces (HTTF s) in Operations South Bureau and Operations Valley Bureau with dates and focuses; The development of HTTF s in Operations Central Bureau and Operations West Bureau using existing vice personnel working on a part time dedicated basis, and how they will generally operate; The fact all HTTF s will work independently but coordinate citywide efforts through Detective Support and Vice Division (DSVD) Human Trafficking Unit; The responsibilities and cases handled by Bureau HTTF s and those investigations handled by DSVD s HTTF; DSVD will be providing Citywide HTTF training for all Bureaus to ensure consistency of effort within the coming months; and, Inspection and audit responsibilities for the Bureau HTTF s.
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The Honorable Board of Police Commissioners Page 2 1.1

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This report addresses each of City Council s matters.

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If you have any questions, please contact my Chief of Staff at (213) 486-8740.

Respectfully,

POUCH COMMISSION Approved QtiJb Secretary^

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MICHETR. MOORE Chief of Police

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INTRADEPARTMENTAL CORRESPONDENCE

June 19, 2018 1.11

TO: Chief of Police

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Director, Office of OperationsFROM:

SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, CIVIL RIGHTS, AND EQUITY COMMITTEE INQUIRIES (CITY COUNCIL FILE NO. 17-0116-S2)

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On May 11, 2018, during the Los Angeles City Council s Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Meeting, the topic of human trafficking in the

City of Los Angeles was discussed with direction to the Los Angeles Police Department (Department) to research and report back to the Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee.
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Office of Operations, Detective Support and Vice Division and Bureau vice coordinators have collaborated to provide a response to the following

requests:

The Los Angeles City Council s direction to the Department. A brief background of Human Trafficking in Los Angeles. The development of the initial

Human Trafficking Task Forces (HTTFs) in Operations South Bureau and Operations Valley Bureau with dates and focuses. The development of HTTFs in Operations Central Bureau and Operations West Bureau using existing vice personnel working on a part time dedicated basis, and how they will generally operate. The fact all HTTFs will work independently but coordinate citywide efforts through Detective Support and Vice Division (DSVD) Human Trafficking Unit. The responsibilities and cases handled by Bureau HTTFs and those investigations handled by DSVD s HTTF. DSVD will be providing Citywide HTTF training for all Bureaus to ensure consistency of effort within the coming months. Inspection and audit responsibilities for the Bureau HTTFs.
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Attached is a 15.2 to the Honorable Board of Police Commissioners and a prepared report delineating the Department s response to Immigrant Affairs,

Civil Rights, and Equity Committee s request. If you have any questions, please contact Evaluation and Administration Unit at (213) 486-6050.
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MICHEL R. MOORE, First Assistant Chief Director, Office of Operations Office of Operations

Attachments

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CHIEF OF DETECTIVES

May 9, 2018notice 8.2

All Geographic Bureau and Area Commanding OfficersTO:

FROM: Chief of Detectives

SUBJECT: INVESTIGATIVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING CRIMES-REVISED

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The purpose of this Notice is to clarify the role of the Human Trafficking Unit (HTU), Detective Support and Vice Division (DSVD), as well as the

notification process for geographic Areas to HTU regarding arrests and. investigations involving human trafficking related crimes.
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Human Trafficking is a form of modem day slavery, demonstrated through the exploitation of another s vulnerabilities. It involves the use of force,

fraud, or coercion to cause an individual to participate in commercial sex acts or involuntary servitude (not to include sex acts). Any parson under 18 years of age induced to perform commercial sex acts with or without force, fraud, or coercion are identified as Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC).
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNIT S RESPONSIBILmES. The HTU is responsible for the investigation and/or the coordinated strategies of all human trafficking

cases involving minor victims (17 years or younger). In addition, HTU may assume investigative responsibility for the following crimes against a victim of any age:
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Victim is kidnapped by being forced into a vehicle and taken to a secondary location for foe sole purpose of commercial sex acts;

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Victim is admitted to a hospital due to injuries caused by a trafficker (Pimp) or purchaser (John);

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Victim is transported from another state or country for the purposes of commercial sex acts; or,

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All cases of involuntary servitude.

OFFICER S RESPONSIBILITIES. When requesting HTU response to investigations involving CSEC population, involuntary servitude; or incidents involving a

victim who has been kidnapped for commercial sex, admitted to a hospital, or transported across state lines, the following procedure shall be followed:
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For minor victims, verify the victim s name and date of birth (DOB), which may include Live Scan fingerprint; parents names and DOBs; and residence

address.
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If the victim is an adult, complete a field interview card. For all victims, query Department resources to determine if the victim has warrants) or

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is on probation.

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All Geographic Bureau and Area Commanding Officers Page 2 8.2

Call the Department Operations Center, Communications Division, at (213) 484-6700, and request the on-call HTU supervisor.

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Provide the HTU supervisor with a brief synopsis of the incident, whether there is a trafficker in custody, and all identifying information for the

involved victim(s).

The HTU will determine when the Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline will be contacted, based on the extent of the

investigation.
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WATCH COMMANDER S RESPONSIBILITIES. When the watch commander reviews an Investigative or Arrest report involving a human trafficking related crime,

he/she shall ensure the proper notifications are made and documented appropriately.
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AREA RECOR D S UNIT RESPONSIBILITIES. When an Investigative or Arrest Report involves a human trafficking related crime, personnel from the Area

Records Unit will process the report and ensure a copy is forwarded to DSVD, HTU.
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Should you have questions regarding this Notice, please contact Lieutenant II Dionne Watte, Detective Support and Vice Division, at (213) 486-0910.

APPROVED:

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SEAN W. MALINOWSKI, Deputy Chief Chief of Staff Office of the Chief of Police

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Los Angeles Police Department s

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Response to Los Angeles City Council

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Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights, and Equity Committee

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June 28, 2018

City Council File Number No. 17-0116-S2

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Presented to

Los Angeles Police Department

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Board of Police Commissioners

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July 28, 2018

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Human Trafficking in Los Angeles

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Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purposes of engaging

in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.
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The unfortunate reality is that child sex trafficking is also right here in our neighborhoods and can impact girls on playgrounds, in libraries, and

in their own homes. Our goals in law enforcement are to raise awareness, arrest the criminals responsible for victimizing children and adults, and provide resources.
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California is one of the nation s top destination states for trafficked victims, with Los Angeles as one of the worst hubs in California and around

the world. In 2017, National Human Trafficking Hotline received 1,305 human trafficking reports. Of those, 89 of the victims were female, 65 were adults and 35 were minors.
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The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) also receives human trafficking reports, through tip lines, calls for service, vice operations, and patrol

observations. In 2017, there were 189 human trafficking investigations conducted citywide.
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Development of Initial Human Trafficking Task Forces in Operation South Bureau and Operation Valley Bureau

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Operations-South Bureau (OSB) Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF) was created in January, 2014. Its initial focus was to combat gang involvement and

control in human trafficking. Currently OSB s HTTF handles cases involving pimping, pandering, and human trafficking. Within a recent two week period, OSB HTTF made 70 arrests and 5 juveniles rescues from sex traffickers and provided 21 adults with outreach services. First right of refusal is given to Detective Support and Vice Division (DSVD) for all human trafficking cases involving minors. These cases will revert to the Bureaus if DSVD is unable to investigate.
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Operations-Valley Bureau s (OVB) HTTF was established on October, 2015. The OVB HTTF s mission is to enforce prostitution violations and to educate

the community on human trafficking. OVB s HTTF has focused their efforts on targeting solicitors of prostitution to deter the frequent prostitution activity. The focused efforts have led to 81 arrests related to pimping, pandering and human trafficking and approximately 1,100 other related arrests in 2017. Asa result, several victims of human trafficking have been rescued from traffickers.
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Detective Support and Vice Division, Human Trafficking Unit Responsibilities

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The Human Trafficking Unit (HTU), Detective Support and Vice Division (DSVD) is responsible for the human trafficking cases involving all minor

victims. The Unit may also assume investigative responsibility for crimes against victims of any age who fit certain criteria (See attached Chief of Detectives NOTICE, May 9,2018).
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In 2017, HTU investigated 116 human trafficking investigations and is on track to exceed that number in 2018, with 73 investigations in progress as

of this writing.
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On April 1, 2018, Chief Beck approved the First Responders Protocol (FRP) renewal and expansion of LAPD participation to the twenty-one geographic

Areas. The protocol designates HTU, DSVD as the primary Department law enforcement official to support and resolve issues with implementation of the FRP. Monthly meetings are attended by HTU, DSVD to discuss challenges and best practices; and to make necessary adjustments to ensure the FRP continues to meet the overarching goals. (See attached First Responder Protocol)
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As the Department s designated human trafficking subject matter experts, HTU works directly with the District Attorney s Office to implement

legislative policy. In addition, they work closely with other Department entities to identify issues and implement policy and procedures. The Human Trafficking Unit provides investigative and operational support to all Area vice units, as well as other investigative details when involving human trafficking-related offenses. The unit liaises with outside agencies and non-governmental organizations to resolve issues in the field and expeditiously return patrol/vice resources to their divisions of assignment.
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The Human Trafficking Unit is the point of contact for all public tips from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Los Angeles Regional Crime

Stoppers, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children involving the crime of human trafficking, both sex and labor. The tips are vetted and distributed to the proper entity for investigation. Any tips related to a possible CSEC, labor trafficking, and all cases where a victim has been brought across state lines or kidnapped are investigated by DSVD.
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Two HTU, DSVD investigators are dually assigned to the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force co-led by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs

Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Innocence Lost Task Force. They provide investigative and operational assistance within each task force.
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The Human Trafficking Unit is also proactive in their approach to rescuing victims through use of confidential informants and undercover police

officers posing as young girls on the internet.
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The detective-initiated investigations have been successful in the identification and arrest of multiple traffickers and the rescue of victims.

The following human trafficking training is provided by HTU, DSVD: International Visitors Training, coordinated by the International Visitors

Association
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(Quarterly) UCLA Paramedic Refresher Course (Annually) Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Nurse Training (Annually) Hospital

Emergency Room Staff Training (as requested) International Human Trafficking Awareness Conference - Toronto, Canada (Annually) Peace Officer Standards and Training Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Human Trafficking Course (minimum of 3 times/year) Vice School (6 times/year) Juvenile Procedures School (5 times/year) Outside agency training (i.e. Los Angeles Port Police, LAUSD) (as requested) Multiple panels for groups throughout the City of Los Angeles (as requested) Upcoming FRP training plans for vice and patrol citywide (to be determined)
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* Bureau Human Trafficking Task Force training (to be determined)

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Detective Support and Vice Division is responsible for citywide human trafficking statistics. A new uniform reporting system will be adopted to

assist DSVD with the collection of data from each bureau. In addition to the collection of data, training, investigative and auditing responsibilities of DSVD, a calendar of the citywide efforts will be maintained at DSVD.
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Development of Human Trafficking Task Forces in Operation West Bureau (OWB) and Operation Central Bureau (OCB)

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The successful implementation of the two existing Bureau HTTFs has revealed the benefits of having HTTFs at the Bureau level. The creation of the

Bureau HTTFs has allowed HTU, DSVD to concentrate their efforts on cases involving minors and specific crimes against a victim as outlined on the attached Chief of Detectives Notice.
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Therefore, the implementation of OWB and OCB HTTFs will be effective Deployment Period No. 7 (July 8, 2018). Officers will be selected from personnel

who are currently assigned to Area vice units within OWB and OCB. Initially, the OWB and OCB HTTFs will remain assigned to their respective Areas and work part time under the oversight of the Bureau Vice Coordinator. Ultimately, the intent is to staff all HTTF positions permanently to each bureau by the end of the 1st Quarter, 2019
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The OSB HTTF is currently staffed as follows: 1 Sergeant I - Supervisor 3 Police Officer Ill s - Investigators 2 Police Officer II s - Uniformed

Prostitution Enforcement Detail (PED)
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The OVB HTTF is currently staffed as follows: 1 Sergeant I s - Supervisor 1 Detective II - Detective Supervisor 2 Police Officer Ill s -

Investigators 6 Police Officer II s - Uniformed Prostitution Enforcement Detail (PED)
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The OCB HTTF will be staffed as follows: 2 Sergeant IPs - Supervisors 8 Police Officer Ill s - Investigators

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The OWB HTTF will be staffed as follows: 1 Sergeant II, 1 Sergeant I - Supervisors 6 Police Officer Ill s - Investigators 2 Police Officer IPs -

Uniformed Prostitution Enforcement Detail (PED)
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Inspection Responsibilities

Bureau vice coordinators and Detective Support and Vice Division field evaluators will conduct bi-annual inspections of human trafficking

investigations completed by the bureau human trafficking task forces. The following criteria will be inspected to ensure compliance with the Department s human trafficking guidelines:
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Human trafficking crimes against minor victims were investigated by HTU, DSVD Labor trafficking was investigated by HTU, DSVD Adult victims were

offered/provided resources Investigations were thorough and successfully filed with the District Attorney s office Inspection process conducted for vice units will be followed for all Bureau HTTFs
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Audit responsibility will remain with Audit Division, Commanding Officer.

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Citywide Training

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The HTU, DSVD has partnered with the Department s Detective Bureau to provide uniformed training for all Bureau HTTF personnel in Deployment Period

No. 7. Universal training for all HTTFs will promote consistent operations and direction to address human trafficking citywide. DSVD will continue to work with the four bureaus to provide ongoing guidance and expertise during HTTF operations.
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FIRST RESPONDER PROTOCOL

Long Beach Police Department (LBPD)

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Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

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* Child Protection Hotline

Multi-Agency Response Team (MART)

Probation Department

Child Trafficking Unit (CTU)

Advocacy Agency

Department of Health Services

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Medical Hub (Partnership between Department of Mental Health, DCFS, and Probation)

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Emergency Housing/ Shelter Staff

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Specially trained homes for CSEC8

Emergency Shelters (for boys or if no CSEC emergency housing beds available)

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To ensure the effectiveness of the

Protocol, the County also formed the

Los Angeles County CSEC Multi-Agency

Review Committee (MARC). MARC is a

subgroup of the larger Los Angeles County

Child Trafficking Steering Committee.

MARC meets monthly to discuss new

cases, assess the effectiveness of the

Protocol, identify challenges and barriers,

implement any necessary changes to the

Protocol, and continually evaluate the sufficiency of resources. Quarterly, MARC is responsible for submitting a report

to the County Board of Supervisors describing the progress of the Protocol, proposing expansions of the Protocol, and

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requesting additional resources to ensure the Protocol s fidelity.

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2015. County of Los Angeles. All rights reserved. Law Enforcement First Responder Protocol for CSEC 13

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

4. LAW ENFORCEMENT Law enforcement officers encounter potential victims of commercial sexual exploitation in a variety of circumstances

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including, but not limited to observing a child engaged in solicitation: while on patrol, while executing a warrant on

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a separate matter, late in the evening in an area known for prostitution, and planned operations at a hotel or motel.

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Children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation have suffered extreme trauma and violence, and they are

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often triggered emotionally through interactions with authorities like law enforcement. In order to effectively implement

this Protocol, experts on commercial sexual exploitation trained law enforcement officers on the signs of exploitation,

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engagement strategies, and de-escalation techniques for this population. When an officer identifies or suspects that a

child may be a victim of commercial sexual exploitation, the officer is responsible for engaging the child even if the child

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displays a potentially combative demeanor, which is often a resiliency the youth has developed. As a mandated reporter,

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the officer must report the known or suspected abuse to the DCFS Child Protection Hotline.9 Once the officer identifies

a confirmed or suspected victim of commercial sexual exploitation, the officer is responsible for transporting the child to

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either the police/sheriff station or the hospital, if there is a medical need (hereafter both will be referred to as the staging

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Roles and responsibilities:

1. Be familiar with the signs/symptoms of commercial

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sexual exploitation.

2. Engage any suspected CSEC using best practice


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