Human Trafficking Task Force 

Rescues & Releases Victim to

San Bernardino Department of Child and Family Services


The San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force Investigators received a tip from the FBI, Monday, October 18, 2021. The tip indicated a female juvenile was in the San Bernardino area, possibly working as a prostitute. Investigators conducted an online search of local escort ads, locating an ad depicting a juvenile female matching the description provided in the tip.

The Task Force Investigators initiated an undercover operation to locate the juvenile, ultimately contacting her near the 500 Block of North H Street in San Bernardino. The juvenile was detained and positively identified as the victim from the tip.  

The victim was determined to be listed as a Missing Person out of Los Angeles County. She was transported to the Central Station for an investigational interview. The victim was immediately provided access to services and resources for victims of Human Trafficking and safely released to the San Bernardino Department of Child and Family Services.   

The San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force is made up of investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, San Bernardino City Unified School Police Department, and Federal Agencies.  

Community involvement plays an integral part in the fight against Human Trafficking, and law enforcement appreciates and encourages the assistance and information provided by the public.

Anyone wishing to report activities or concerns related to Human Trafficking to the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force, can do so directly by calling (909) 387-8400 or by Email at

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME, or you may leave the information on the WE-Tip Hotline at


SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700