Iowa Office to Combat Human Trafficking

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Iowa Code section 80.45 establishes the Office to Combat Human Trafficking in the Iowa Department of Public Safety.  The Office is housed within the Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center. By statute, the Office provides several services:

  • Point of contact for activities to combat human trafficking in Iowa

  • Consult with others about human trafficking

  • Develop strategy to collect criminal history data about human trafficking

  • Develop strategy for information-sharing among government agencies

  • Apply for or assist other government agencies in seeking grants

  • Research and recommend training to assist other government agencies

  • Take other steps necessary to advance the purposes of the office

  • Submit a written report annually

 

If you see indicators of human trafficking or are being human-trafficked yourself, call 9-1-1. Or, call the Human Trafficking Hotline for services: 888.373.7888

DPS Annual Report to the Iowa General Assembly:

2019 Annual Report - Office to Combat Human Trafficking

2018 Annual Report - Office to Combat Human Trafficking  

2017 Annual Report - Office to Combat Human Trafficking

 

Other Resources:

Human Trafficking in Iowa: The Basics

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division

Programs for Victim Services in Iowa

Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Iowa Department of Transportation

 

Contacts
Stephan K. Bayens Commissioner, Iowa Department of Public Safety
Kevin Winker Director, Investigative Operations
Lt. Neil Wellner Department of Public Safety Homeland Security Coordinator

 

humantrafficking@dps.state.ia.us

515.725.6330