Memphis, TN – The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Task Force
(TRVTF) recently completely 16 hours of training that focused on crimes
against children. This week, instructors from the Texas Department of
Public Safety traveled to Memphis and provided instruction in
“Interdiction for The Protection of Children”. The training will assist
the TRVFTF in establishing the status of a child who may be missing,
exploited, or at risk of exploitation.
“During fugitive investigations, our task force
often encounters children inside homes and vehicles,” said Tyreece
Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee. “It’s
important that we recognize the children’s and possible suspects’
behavioral patterns and indicators that the child may be in danger. With
the increase in child sex trafficking, it’s paramount that the U.S.
Marshals Service not only find fugitives on the run, but also assist
local and state agencies with finding missing, endangered children.”
There were 38 attendees from the USMS, as well as
our task force partners from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis
Police Department, Tennessee Department of Correction, Fayette County
Sheriff’s Office, and the Jackson Police Department. Also in attendance
were agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The U.S. Marshals Service would like to thank the
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for the use of their facilities and thank
the Texas Department of Public Safety for instructing the course.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency