Human Trafficking – Camarillo

June 1, 2017   |   Camarillo, CA


Ventura Co. Sheriff’s Academy
106 Durley Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010

Class Hours

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number


Course Description

This course is an overview of a 10-month investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, California Franchise Tax Board and Federal Bureau of Investigation that resulted in the arrest of five leaders involved in a human sex trafficking organization and the forfeiture of approximately three million dollars in assets. The class will discuss how the case started from a street level prostitution investigation to a human trafficking state wiretap, money laundering, tax evasion and asset forfeiture investigation.

The lead investigators will discuss:
• investigative techniques used
• lessons learned to assist you in your investigations
• applicable state asset forfeiture laws


Detective Judy Porter has been a member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. Detective Porter is currently assigned to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit. She was previously assigned to the Sheriff’s Special Crime Unit as a Human Trafficking investigator. She has had many hours of formal and specialized training in Human Trafficking investigations and has worked several Human Trafficking cases in Ventura County.

Detective Nick Odenath is a 16-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently assigned to the Ventura County Combined Agencies Task Force conducting financial and asset forfeiture investigations as it relates to narcotics and human trafficking crimes. Detective Odenath is also a member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team.

Who Should Attend:

An important case overview for law enforcement personnel investigating human trafficking, asset forfeiture, wiretaps, money laundering, and/or tax evasion.  Come listen to how this interesting case unfolded.

Fees and Registration:

$20/Members, $40/Non-members

The easiest way to register a group of individuals is using our online system. To choose group registration, click the registration link at the top of this page. Login to our system or create an account. Then, on the registration page, click the second blue button indicating group registration for your agency. On the following screen, click the green button that says “Register an Attendee” and search for attendees you wish to register. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

Cancellation Policy:

There will be no refund for cancellations received 15 days or less prior to the start date of the course.

Refunds will not be given for no-shows.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.