Human trafficking is a serious crime that affects thousands of families across America and around the world every year.

The Toledo Police Department takes this heinous crime very seriously; in fact, Detective Pete Swartz received the Ohio Liberators Award in 2014 for his tireless work in this field.

If you witness suspected human trafficking, call the Toledo FBI at (419) 243-6122. You may also call Crimestoppers at (419) 255-1111 or the Toledo Police non-emergency line at (419) 245-3340.

If there is a life-threatening situation please call 911 immediately. 

Below are a few links with information about human trafficking and what to look for.

Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition:

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

Safety Resources for kids:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services :