SANTA CLARA (KRON) — South Bay law enforcement and transit officials are sounding the alarm about human trafficking, as Super Bowl 50 approaches.
And authorities are reaching out for the public’s help. Thousands of people are expected to ride county transit buses or light rail lines to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. And when they do, they cannot help but see messages about human trafficking.
Those messages include the phone number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Law enforcement expects to see a spike in human trafficking ahead of the Super Bowl, especially prostitution.
County transit buses and trains will also serve as a safe refuge for victims trying to escape the traffickers.
And bus and train drivers have been trained to spot victims and offer help.
The objective of the campaign is to raise general awareness and provide the public with resources to report suspicious situations.