Vice and Sex Trafficking Investigations Section
Support Operations Bureau
Sasha Larkin, Captain
Patricia Spencer, Lieutenant
Human Trafficking involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to exploit victims for commercial sex and/or labor purposes. The Vice and Sex Trafficking Investigations Section is responsible for investigating Human Trafficking cases involving commercial sex, arresting traffickers, protecting victims, and assisting them in the recovery process. The Vice and Sex Trafficking Investigations Section is a key member of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force (SNHTTF), partnering with local and federal law enforcement agencies and non-governmental partners to combat Human Trafficking. The SNHTTF also provides awareness and education programs.
The Las Vegas Vice and Sex Trafficking Investigations Section also partners with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative. This Initiative is a nationwide effort, involving nearly cities across the nation, to address the growing problem of domestic sex trafficking of children in the United States.
The Vice and Sex Trafficking Investigations Section is also responsible for enforcing vice related crimes connected to Sex Trafficking that include vice related larcenies, drug related trick rolls, businesses that front for prostitution, sexually oriented criminal enterprises, and arresting those involved in prostitution, prostitution customers, and pandering suspects.
To report in progress activities involving prostitution and potential victims of human trafficking, call the LVMPD non-emergency line at 702-828-3111. For crimes not in progress call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, leave a message at 702-828-VICE (8423) or email us at Vice@LVMPD.com.
Callers can also refer information to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or Text Help to 233733 (BeFree). The text hotline is only available from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (PST).
For questions about the SNHTTF or to schedule a training, presentation or community awareness event, please call: 702-828-3614.