Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) this week became the latest U.S. airport to launch efforts to identify and stop human trafficking, as the airport introduced signage throughout the terminal asking for help in spotting signs of human trafficking.
MKE said additional signage has been installed in restrooms with details on how victims of human trafficking can reach out for help.
MKE is joining the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking (TLAHT) initiative that includes educating airport workers on the Blue Lightning Initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“MKE is committed to stopping human trafficking by educating our employees and alerting passengers on what to look for,” Airport Director Brian Dranzik. “Nearly all of our employees have completed Blue Lightning Initiative training, while many airline and tenant employees have also gone through their own training to spot and respond to human trafficking. Our new signage is part of the airport’s efforts to step up awareness and shine a light on this important initiative.”