If immediate response is needed, call 911. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 to speak with a specially trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate.


What should you do if you come across a situation that involves human trafficking or believe you are being trafficked yourself? If you are in a life-threatening or dangerous situation, please call 911. Otherwise, read through the resources below to find one that meets your needs. 

For Immediate Help

For immediate help, get to a safe place and call 911. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 to speak with a specially trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate. Support is provided in more than 200 languages. Professionals are there to listen and connect you with the help you need to stay safe.

National Resources

The following organizations can assist clients from anywhere in the United States with connecting to services that meet their needs.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

@ humantraffickinghotline.org

  • Direct link to local services
  • Call: 1-888-3737-888 or Text: “HELP” to 233733
  • Mission: The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. Please stay safe and know that you are not alone!
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Missouri Resources

The following are the Law Enforcement Points of Contact for the Eastern District of Missouri’s Human Trafficking Taskforce and St. Louis County. Missouri Human Trafficking Task Forces are multi-disciplinary professionals including law enforcement and social and legal service agencies working together on human trafficking issues and cases. Their mission is to prevent and respond to human trafficking in Missouri through seamless collaboration between law enforcement, service providers, and community members.

The Human Trafficking Task Force of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office

Designed and structured with an emphasis on law enforcement, they are creating an environment in which law enforcement can identify, respond to and investigate human trafficking cases with maximum impact. 

Members include: Task Force Members (mo.gov)

Eastern District of MO Human Trafficking Task Force

Lead Contact: Det. Sgt. Brian Shanika

Area of responsibility that spans the Eastern District of Missouri, including 49 counties.

Eastern Division: Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maries, Phelps, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Warren, and Washington.

Northern Division includes:  Adair, Audrain, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, and Shelby.

Southern Division includes: Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, and Wayne.

Detective Sergeant Brian Shanika

St. Louis County Police, Division of Criminal Investigation, Special Investigations Unit

  • Office: 314-615-8618
  • Cell: 314-792-3172
  • bshanika@stlouiscountymo.gov

Greater Kansas City Crimes Against Children and Human Trafficking Task Force

Lead Contacts:
FBI SSA Nathan Kim
KCPD Vice Sgt. Brad Dumit 

Area of responsibility that spans the Western District of Missouri and across the entire District of Kansas, various counties identified below. The group is composed of investigators from Kansas City Missouri Police Department (PD), Gladstone PD, Overland Park PD, Olathe PD, and FBI personnel.

Western Division includes: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Bates, Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Putnam, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Sullivan, Vernon, and Worth

FBI SSA Nathan Kim

  • 201-306-8167
  • ndkim@fbi.gov

KCPD Vice Sgt. Brad Dumit

  • 816-225-0046
  • bdumit@kcpd.org

Derrick Wilczek

Vice Detective – FBI Task Force Officer
Overland Park Police Department, City of Overland Park

  • Work: 913-344-8747
  • Mobile: 913-291-9000
  • derrick.wilczek@opkansas.org
  • dwwilczek@fbi.gov