Friday, November 27, 2020
Login: 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, BC)
Session: 12:00 pm–1:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, BC)
Ticket pricing: $39 USD
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This training session will provide a glimpse into the Human Trafficking landscape in North America. Human trafficking is a hidden epidemic and a growing problem for police forces across the country. The average age of recruitment is 14-16, but this age can be even younger on reserves. This rare insight from Corporal David Lane will be eye-opening for investigators, educators, and youth workers and will provide invaluable knowledge for prevention or future targeted enforcement. Lane has been integral in establishing the second human trafficking unit in Canada and has worked on multijurisdictional and multiprovincial human trafficking cases.
This training will include:
- Human trafficking trends during COVID
- The vulnerabilities that traffickers and pimps prey upon
- The reasons behind the increase in sextortion related cases
- Recruiting tactics
- The cross-border movement of traffickers and victims (the border has no bounds when it comes to human trafficking)
- An insight into victim psychology
Corporal David Lane
Human Trafficking Unit
“H” Division RCMP, Nova Scotia
David has been a member of the RCMP for 15 years while serving the Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding areas and has spent over 10 years working in specialized sections such as the Halifax Integrated Drug Unit, Federal Serious and Organized Crime and Guns and Gangs. Cpl. Lane’s expertise is in providing expert evidence.
Cpl. Lane has been qualified as an expert witness over 50 times on a wide range of criminal related topics. He has testified in the capacity of a drug, gang and proceeds of crime expert in various levels of court in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador.
In 2016, Cpl. Lane was assigned as the primary investigator for Operation Hellbender. Originally, this file was supposed to take a maximum of four months with 10 investigators. However, two years, 175 investigators and six provinces later, Cpl. Lane and his team learned the true nature of human trafficking in Canada – and it is disturbing.