Police get new staffer to work human trafficking cases
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Police in Rutland say they will hire a new staff member to help police respond to human trafficking cases, thanks to a three-year federal grant.
Matt Prouty, of the Rutland City Police Department, announced the department would be hiring the case manager last week at a Project VISION meeting. The Rutland Herald reports the person will help police respond to commercial sex trafficking cases and to cases where victims are trafficked into slavery.
Prouty says the case manager will work for the police department, but won’t be a traditional police officer. Prouty says this would be to help victims get the help they need, describing it as a “social-working position.”
Prouty says the grant requires a local match, which is expected to be found in the existing police budget.
Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/