Thank you for your service to the communities of the City of Phoenix. I would like to bring to your attention the support myself and other citizens have for the Phoenix Police Department’s VICE Enforcement Unit, and the need for secure and additional funds to guarantee their successes combating human trafficking in Arizona.
Phoenix’s VICE Unit is a critical component in the fight against human trafficking in Arizona, and is one of the only units of its kind in the state. VICE detectives handle state and federal human trafficking cases. Their top priority is to assist the victim from every angle, and successfully bring the perpetrators to justice.
VICE detectives’ goal is to interact with the community as much as possible. They are constantly going beyond the scope of their duties to educate and train all sectors of society locally and nationally, as well as be involved with a wide range of non-profits.
They are currently struggling to be effective due to a lack of funding, but more than that: at risk of half the unit being cut due to Phoenix Police Department manpower crisis. Support the VICE Unit by not only keeping the unit intact, but through additional funds to equip current detectives with the necessary resources to rescue victims, and budgeting for more officers to handle the increased amount of human trafficking cases they carry.
Thank you again for all you do for the city!
Arizona Residents & Red Light Rebellion (a participant of the City of Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force)