First Training Session Tomorrow (Wednesday) for Hotel Industry to Combat and Detect Signs of Human Trafficking

SCOTTSDALE - The Arizona Attorney General's Office, Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) will launch new training tomorrow (Wednesday, January 15) for hospitality staff at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale on how to identify, report, and prevent sex trafficking. The training is part of the SAFE (Safeguarding All From Exploitation) Action Project. The training will begin immediately following the press conference and is open to the media.

Several other hotel chains are participating in the SAFE Action Project. Westroc Hospitality will begin training its employees at Hotel Valley Ho, Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale, and Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort. Upon completion, Westroc Hospitality will receive the SAFE certification, which has been endorsed by the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association.

Who: Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network, and Homeland Security Investigations.

What: The above agencies will provide training to employees at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale on the warning signs of human trafficking.

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Where: The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale 6000 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

  • Press conference will be held in the Phoenician Salon.
  • Parking will be available upfront for news vehicles.

Why:  Hotels can often be used by traffickers. It is important to equip hospitality staff with the knowledge and tools to spot a victim of trafficking.

Media members, please RSVP to Katie Conner at Katie.Conner@azag.gov or (602) 339-5895.

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