Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) Training

The Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) developed a training course, Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), to help law enforcement officers identify and rescue endangered or exploited children and identify those who pose a high-risk threat to a child. While law enforcement officers are well-trained and highly proficient in making observations of suspicious behaviors leading to arrests and successful interdictions of illicit drugs, weapons, and currency, we work to expand their training and knowledge so they can take a victim-centered approach in working child victimization cases and identifying those who offend against children.

IPC is a comprehensive training course covering topics from understanding victims and offenders, legal issues and authority, working with children, the officer’s role to understanding indicators, intelligence reporting, and identifying and working with local/state resources such as child and victim services.

The IPC program is not only a Human Trafficking class, but a Crimes Against Children class. IPC is a program that helps front-line officers identify Technology Facilitated Crimes Against Children, Missing Children, Human Trafficking/Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, High Risk Threats Against Children and Sex Offender Compliance/Registration.

IPC uses a multidisciplinary approach to training. TXDPS can present a 2-day basic IPC course and a 5-day Train the Trainer course free of charge. (Funded by USDOJ Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant awards)

Below is a link to one of the articles that has been published regarding our training. I hope this will give you some additional insight on the training.

Washington Post - Police Are Trained to Spot Drunken Driving and Drug Trafficking. Why Not Child Trafficking Too?

As of December 2023, IPC has trained more than 13,000 law enforcement officers and child service professionals in over 30 states, U.S. territories and tribal nations. The program’s core message is to Stop Waiting for Children to Ask for Your Help!

If you are interested in obtaining more information about this training, please submit this form and a member of our team will contact you.

In addition to submitting this form, you can contact the TXDPS Crimes Against Persons Training Unit by sending an email to

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to your partnership!
Please note:  If you are only interested in attending a class, please skip to the bottom of this page and click the link to view the IPC National Course Schedule (and do not submit this form)

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