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Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The month of January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Sadly, millions of people worldwide are forced to endure this form of modern-day slavery. Traffickers prey on the most vulnerable – those looking for opportunity in the US, those without families, and unsuspecting young people online. Anyone can become a victim of human trafficking.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department- LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, which falls under the umbrella of our Special Victims Bureau, was created to combat the various crimes encompassed by this horrendous crime.

To report human trafficking, call your local law enforcement agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security tip line at (866) 347-2423, or contact L.A. Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking and is looking for support or services, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888. Visit their website at:

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Sheriff alex Villanueva visits KTLA 5


Sheriff Alex Villanueva would like to thank KTLA News Reporters Lu Parker and Glen Walker for the one on one discussion this evening. Sheriff Alex Villanueva was able to discuss successful stories from the Department that affect all LA County;

1- The successful outcome of LA Human Trafficking Task Force Operation
2- Successful results of the “We All Count” event
3- Story about a local 3rd grade hero from Lakewood

Lastly THANK YOU for the birthday wishes!

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Sheriff Villanueva attended the 2020 Crime Summit

Sheriff Villanueva attended the 2020 Crime Summit

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Sheriff Villanueva attended the 2020 Crime Summit hosted by the Councilwoman Tana McCoy from the city of Compton.

At the meeting, Sheriff Villanueva expressed his appreciation for the collaborative efforts made by LASD Special Victims Bureau, the FBI and the Homeland Security Investigations Human Trafficking units to prevent and stop sex crimes involving Human Trafficking.

Sheriff Villanueva emphasized that the Compton Sheriff’s Station, along with the whole Sheriff’s Department, is committed to protect the communities we serve. The violent crime rate had been reduced in 2019 and we will continue to work in the most efficient manner to achieve a further success.

In the meeting, the Operation Safe Streets Bureau Lieutenant Diviak and Detective Beltran from Narcotics bureau also conducted presentations to explain violent crimes, gangs and common street drugs. They answered questions raised by the community members relating to weapons, school safety and neighborhood watch.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is willing to stay connected with our communities and their culture to make a positive impact. We will grow together with the community leadership and keep our city safe.