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By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Aimed at combating worldwide human trafficking, the second annual Together Let’s Stop Traffick summit is in full swing in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Sponsored by the International Police Training Institute (IPTI) and American Military University (AMU), the summit features presentations and workshops led by influential subject matter experts in various law enforcement, government and academic arenas.

By Yamiche Alcindor

Special to InHomelandSecurity.com

WASHINGTON — Amtrak, in collaboration with federal agencies, plans to train 8,000 employees nationwide about the dangers of human trafficking and the signs that go along with the often hidden crime.

Using materials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Amtrak workers in all of its service areas — 46 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada — will learn how to identify trafficking victims and how to report potential crimes, officials announced Thursday.