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Human Trafficking Gets Top Marks from Learners

With 90% of learners reporting they learned new skills that can be applied to their jobs, the Human Trafficking course is making the grade with Canadian police and law enforcement personnel.

Released in February, the four month free Learning & Evaluation period for Human Trafficking has now concluded. During that time, more than 1600 learners from federal, provincial, and municipal law enforcement agencies learned about the unique dynamics of human trafficking, available investigative tools, victim assistance strategies, and the various partnerships needed to help victims and prosecute traffickers.

“An absolutely excellent course,” reports one learner. “The information was presented in an engaging and user friendly manner and is relevant and directly applicable to my duties as a police officer.”

Content for this course was provided by the RCMP Human Trafficking National Coordination Centre and is designed to help officers better detect and investigate potential human trafficking cases, identify potential victims, and provide greater assistance to victims of human trafficking. Based on feedback from learners, in addition to learning new skills, 86% believed they believed that they will be more effective in their job as a result of taking this course. An overwhelming 97% of survey respondents stated that the online learning approach worked well for them.

“This course was an excellent refresher and reinforced what I had previously learned [about human trafficking],” says another learner. “Without reservation, I recommend this course to all frontline police officers.”

Learning & Evaluation events are funded by the Canadian Police Sector Council. A full Human Trafficking evaluation report will be made available on the CPKN Online Research Repository by August 2012.