Tips
Non-Emergency, Confidential Reporting
Confidential & Anonymous

Many options for confidential and anonymous reporting is available for anyone who sees or suspects human trafficking.

 
Local & All Other Law Enforcement

 

If anyone is in danger or a crime in progress, do not hesitate. Call 911.

Where the incidence is not immediately threatening, you can call local law enforcement. Numbers of many local jurisdictions are found here. Or, you can call 411 or find the closest law enforcement via internet search.

 

 

Tip Lines

 

Tip lines or problem-solver lines exist in many federal, state and local jurisdictions. Some include online, email and snail mail options as well as direct tip lines.

 

State and local law enforcement and some governmental agencies offer tip lines as well, usually for specific kinds of tips. Review these lists for tips lines that may apply to the kind of trafficking you suspect.

Victims' Services Providers

Local Law Enforcement

State Law Enforcement

Federal Law Enforcement

 

Tips for Making Tips

 

Tips and reports require as much descriptive information and hard data as possible. 

Examples of helpful facts:

 

  • Date, time

  • License plate numbers

  • Make/model of vehicles

  • Route numbers, direction

  • Hotel/Facility name

  • Address, location

  • Detail of person or attire

  • Number of persons seeming involved

Important

Never confront or engage with a human trafficker or other suspected criminal. This is to protect you and the victim(s) who may be involved.

 

Do your best when reporting. These confidential options for reporting are available if you feel unsafe reporting without confidentiality. If you report to one law enforcement agency, best efforts will be make to relay a tip about a possible crime to the applicable jurisdiction. 

Do not file a false report. It's against the law.

 

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