Special Training: Combating Human Trafficking

February 18, 2011

Saint Leo University’s Department of Criminal Justice, in cooperation with Saint Petersburg College’s Florida Regional Community Policing Institute, will offer a four-day course, International Sex Trafficking, at the Saint Leo University campus in east Pasco County from Monday, May 9 through Thursday, May 12. The course is being offered at no charge to law enforcement personnel and to employees of non-governmental organizations that aid trafficking victims. The funding for this professional training comes from Saint Petersburg College’s Florida Regional Community Policing Institute.

A certificate will be issued upon completion of the course.

Special Training Combating Human Trafficking There is an enrollment limit of 90 students, and early registration is advised. The course (for the certificate credential only) is also open at no charge to Saint Leo faculty, staff, and students.

The instructors are experienced law enforcement investigators and scholars in the field, including the executive director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Terence C. Coonan, J.D.

This is the second time this important course has been offered at Saint Leo University. Classes are conducted in Selby Auditorium.

Those who wish to earn academic credit through Saint Leo University for the course will be enrolled in the appropriate course section and will be responsible for the university’s regular tuition rates, and for completing additional academic requirements.

For more information, contact Barry Glover, associate professor of criminal justice, at barry.glover@saintleo.edu, or (813) 310-4365, or Ashlee Castle, special projects coordinator, at ashlee.castle@saintleo.edu, or (352) 467-0160.