Escort Harm Reduction Initiative
During the evening of January 20, 2016, the RCMP’s KARE ProActive Unit in partnership with Metis Child and Family Services (Edmonton), Cold Lake RCMP and Cold Lake Victim Services initiated interventions with persons involved in the sex trade in Cold Lake.
Investigators identified potential victims of human trafficking through a review of on-line escort services. Meetings were set with potential victims where investigators presented themselves as police and interviewed the potential victims to ascertain if they are being exploited or at risk.
If you are or know of any being exploited in the sex trade industry in the Cold Lake area, please contact Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3302. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222.8477 (TIPS), by the internet at www.tipsubmit.com , or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers website at www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).
*Press Release from the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment