This bill would direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement a new training program for DHS personnel to help those employees deter, detect, disrupt, and intercept human trafficking. This training would be given to employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and other personnel in other arms of DHS.
The goals of the training would be to make DHS personnel confident identifying possible victims and perpetrators of human trafficking. This would include methods of approaching a suspected victim of human trafficking in a manner sensitive to their needs, while minimizing the possibility of alerting the perpetrator. Training would be tailored to specific locations. DHS personnel would also regularly receive current information on human trafficking, and periodic re-training.
The DHS Secretary would be required to implement this program within 180 days of this bill’s enactment, and certify to notify congressional committees within one year that training has been successfully completed.