Law-enforcement officers from four states and the District of Columbia are gathering in Hagerstown to learn how to better identify and investigate human-trafficking cases.
The two-day event begins Tuesday. Sponsors include the Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.
The state agency says in a statement that day one of the seminar will focus on recognizing human trafficking and understanding the needs of victims.
Day two will include tools and strategies for investigating and prosecuting these crimes.