Federal agent coming to Pocahontas to fight human trafficking

Federal agent coming to Pocahontas to fight human trafficking

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - A federal agent will now reside in one Randolph County town, improving the police department's ability to tackle different types of crime.

Pocahontas Police Chief David Edington announced Wednesday a partnership with the Department of Homeland Security.

With the increase in human trafficking cases, Edington said the ability to take criminal charges to a federal level will make the area safer for residents.

Edington added that having a federal agent in Pocahontas will bring new resources that could assist surrounding law enforcement agencies.

Residents can call the tip line at 870-202-1450 to submit tips or email PIVOT@ice.dhs.gov to report any case of suspected human trafficking or other similar offenses.

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