Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday April 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM CDT

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St Paul Police Department Annex, 3rd floor 
100 E. 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

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Edward Lemon 
St Paul Police Dept 

Vice / Prostitution / Human Trafficking Investigation 


Cost: $299.00

The St Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) presents a 3-day course in VICE / PROSTITUTION / HUMAN TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATION.

This course instructs officers on how to investigate Prostitutes, Pimps and Human Traffickers, etc. The use of the internet for the purposes of promoting prostitution and recruiting young victims has brought about a need for new and innovative investigative techniques.  The St Paul Police Vice Unit has been working effectively to address internet prostitution and the human trafficking aspect. 

This training course will address successful methods of investigation and prosecution of prostitution related crimes which will include: identification of suspects, setting up undercover operations, key elements to establish grounds for arrest, etc

In addition to the classroom portion, this course will include hands on training during an actual undercover operation.  (Please note that you may be asked to alter your work hours for the day of the undercover operation).

Course Topics:

  • Statutes used to prosecute suspects
  • Basic rules and policies in UC (Under Cover) operations
  • Identification of prostitutes and pimps
  • Identification of websites used to advertise prostitution / human trafficking
  • How to perform UC operations for in-call and outcall services (male & female officers)
  • Set up and execution of a successful “John” sweep (male prostitution customers)
  • Equipment needed to successfully perform an undercover operatioEvidence needed for successful prosecution of under cover case
  • Interview techniques.

After further evaluation and in response to participant feedback we are adding a 3rd day in the 2014 course.  The day will be devoted to "Decoy Operations Going Bad" to include diffusing or physically overcoming "Extreme Close Encounter" threats from Johns.

The new tuition cost will be increased from $255.00 to $299.00 for a full day of additional training.

Other courses highly recommended for Vice officers are 

LOCKUP: Overcoming Size Differences for Female Enforcers: Feb 24-25, 2014,  and 

Basic Undercover Operations: Sep 15-19, 2014.