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First Aid Kit for Use by Law Enforcement First Responders in Addressing Human Trafficking

First Aid Kit for Use by Law Enforcement First Responders in Addressing Human Trafficking

In a medical context, first aid is the kind of emergency care given to an injured or ill person before treatment by specifically trained medical personnel becomes available. People providing first aid take first steps to identify problems and to stabilize and prepare patients for further treatment by experts. Law enforcement first responders fighting human trafficking carry out similar functions. They take first steps:

• To identify human trafficking

• To stabilize and control the human trafficking situation

• To prepare victims and pass information on to investigators

Those providing medical first aid need to know how to instantly and temporarily treat injuries and illnesses. Similarly, law enforcement officers providing first aid need to know how to instantly and temporarily deal with crimes and incidents. The kind of emergency treatment that law enforcement officers provide in cases of human trafficking is similar to that provided in other criminal cases, but there are some important aspects specific to human trafficking that officers need to know about. This kit provides the necessary information to allow officers to take the vital first steps to protect the victims and catch the criminals involved.

 

This First Aid Kit is intended for use by the following:

• Police officers patrolling on foot or by some means of transport (e.g. in vehicles)

• Members of an authorized auxiliary or of a part-time or militia law enforcement service

• Border guards and immigration or customs officers

• Persons enforcing regulations regarding, for example, alcohol and tobacco licensing and other health and safety issues

• Members of the military with a law enforcement role

Category:Training and Learning
Country:United States of America
Language:English
Year:2017
Institution:UNODC
Author:UN.GIFT

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