Workers with the Mississippi Department of Transportation are stepping up to the front lines to help in the fight against human trafficking.
Interstate 10 is a hot spot for human traffickers and runs right through South Mississippi as well as other Gulf states.
Today, MDOT announced it is joining agencies across the world in recognizing today as “World Day against Human Trafficking in Persons” with this year’s focus on the first responders fighting human trafficking on the front lines.
MDOT’s executive director says “this is a crime MDOT’s Office of Enforcement plays a vital role in combating human trafficking and its officers are often the first people on the scene.”
All MDOT officers are trained on how to identify and police human trafficking on state highways and weigh stations.