2021 News Releases

AG Derek Schmidt, Truckers Against Trafficking to hold news conference

Release Date: Aug 10, 2021

McPHERSON – (August 10, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will hold a joint news conference with officials from Truckers Against Trafficking on Thursday, August 12, in McPherson.

Schmidt will be joined by Louie Greek, training specialist for Truckers Against Trafficking, and Mike Golden, Chief of Police for the City of McPherson, to discuss ongoing collaborations to reduce the instances of human trafficking in Kansas and to improve training among law enforcement and the trucking industry.

Thursday, August 12

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Kansas Municipal Utilities
2090 E. Avenue A, McPherson, KS

In 2009, TAT was created as a way to bring education, awareness and empowerment to truck drivers across the nation. Through webinars, trainings and presentations, truckers are taught the signs of human trafficking so they can be vigilant eyes and ears for law enforcement while on the road.

Kansas was the second state to require commercial driver’s license holders to obtain human trafficking awareness training as part of completing CDL requirements. Today, 10 additional states require anti-trafficking training at the CDL school level, using the TAT curriculum.

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