Who We Are
The International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators (IAHTI) is a not-for profit organization that is proud to be the international leader in human trafficking education. We work with law enforcement, prosecutors, analysts and victim service providers throughout the world to provide the most up-to-date human trafficking training, investigative techniques and technology. Our training is conducted by experts who have real world human trafficking investigation experience, whereas other educators can only teach what they’ve learned from a manual. We are experts connecting human trafficking investigators with the knowledge, tools and resources needed to effectively reach more victims and prosecute their traffickers.
IAHTI offers several different types of membership opportunities. These range from community member to entire agencies. Whether you are joining to sponsor a cause you are passionate about or joining as an investigator, prosecutor or crime analyst for the information sharing aspect of our members forum we have an option for you.
In Person Training
IAHTI offers in-person training for task forces, agencies or specialty units. Contact us today to discuss training opportunities. Over the past decade we have provided training for agencies in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
The St. Petersburg Police Department has a team of eight Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) detectives assigned to the Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force. The HEAT detectives primary goals are to investigate human trafficking offenses. The detectives annual attendance at the IAHTI Conferences have been educational, enlightening and insightful. The training received by the detectives has advanced their investigative IQs. The detectives have a desire to make the victims whole. They fully embraced the victim centered approach. The IAHTI Conferences have provided HEAT detectives with an opportunity to network with Non-Governmental Organizations and develop rewarding relationships with local, state and federal partners.
St. Petersburg Police Department
Chief Anthony Holloway
IAHTI has a proven history of delivering comprehensive training and an annual conference that helps people build the skills necessary to fight child sex trafficking. We send our staff knowing they will learn about the most recent trends, technology and resources available. In addition to training, NCMEC is proud to work alongside IAHTI in the field to develop leads and information to support law enforcement in the identification and recovery of child sex trafficking victims. IAHTI is making significant contributions to child protection and there are many children who are safer today because of their work.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Staca Shehan, Vice President
If you investigate human trafficking, you have to attend the IAHTI Conference. Not only is the training top of the line, but you will network with subject matter experts and professionals in the field from all over the world. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is serious about combating human trafficking.
Gwinnett County Sheriffs Office
Major Austin Godfrey
The IAHTI conference is one of the premier symposiums available for anybody who is combating Human Trafficking. IAHTI continually proves itself to be at the tip of the Human Trafficking spear by providing cutting edge and relevant training on the most up-to-date topics. The connections I have made there has provided me with innovative tools and first-hand contacts that I regularly use for my own advanced human trafficking investigations or training events. The effort that IAHTI puts into Net-Working and the sharing of ideas on how to combat this complex phenomenon is second to none. This is the one Human Trafficking conference I ensure I make every year.
Corporal David Lane
Nova Scotia Human Trafficking Unit
The Tampa Police Department is committed to mitigating and eradicating the horrific crime of human trafficking. Our agency is actively involved in the Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force, the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking, and the Hillsborough Commission on Human Trafficking. As Tampa was the host city for Super Bowl LV, our local, state, and federal partnerships proved critical for targeted initiatives conducted to combat human trafficking. However, the plague of human trafficking is not limited to large scale events.
The facilitated training and networking opportunities that are presented as part of the IAHTI conference are very important methods that allow our officers the opportunity to gain updated instruction and learn best practices from peers. As we work collectively to rescue victims and end human trafficking in communities large and small.
Chief Brian Dugan
I have been fighting trafficking for a long time and have been to many trainings and so forth, but IAHTI is the best conference I have ever been to. The IAHTI team is just so kind and helpful and makes a new person feel so welcomed. I will tell everyone how wonderful of an experience I had.
I can’t thank you enough for having me and I look forward to next year.
Thank you again
Aetna, National Human Trafficking Project Manager