Vice and Sex Trafficking Investigations Section
Support Operations Bureau
Brian Greenway, Captain
Patricia Spencer, Lieutenant
Human Trafficking involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to exploit victims for either a commercial sex or labor purpose. 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, partnering with law enforcement agencies and non-governmental partners to combat Human Trafficking. The SNHTTF also works in community outreach, providing 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 70 other cities, 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 or email Vice@LVMPD.com. Callers can also refer information to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 888-373-7888.