Article Out Loud – From Shadows to Light: Addressing the Aftermath of Human Trafficking

Full article by Michael Breslin, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, June 19, 2024. 

In this feature article, a retired federal law enforcement senior executive sheds light on how trafficking impacts victims and the challenges it poses to first responders and other public safety professionals. Much more can be done to combat this crime. 

Listen to expert insights on how to help human trafficking victims who often hide in the shadows.  

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Michael Breslin

Michael Breslin is a retired federal law enforcement senior executive with 24 years of law enforcement and homeland security experience. He served as the deputy assistant director in the Office of Investigations focusing on the integrated mission of investigations and protection with oversight of 162 domestic and foreign field offices. He served as the event coordinator for the National Special Security Event Papal visit to Philadelphia in September 2015 and was appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to serve as the federal coordinator for the Papal Visit to the Mexico-U.S. Border in 2016. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service and is a published author of numerous articles on homeland security, defense, and threat mitigation methods. He serves on the Cyber Investigations Advisory Board of the U.S. Secret Service and is a Board Member for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He also serves on the Preparedness Leadership Council. He has a B.A. from Saint John’s University, Queens, NY, an M.S. in National Security Strategy and a Graduate Certificate in Business Transformation and Decision Making from The Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and an MPA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.



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