From: Wednesday December 6, 2017, 12:30 pm
To: Wednesday December 6, 2017, 2:00 pm
Snr Sgt Marilynn Ross, APM, Victoria Police
Speaking on Human Trafficking and Sex Industry in Victoria.
Snr Sgt Marilynn Ross APM, has been a member of Victoria Police for 30 years. Spending her first 5 years in the job at St. Kilda Police Station, Marilynn developed a wealth of experience in operational policing including street prostitution and drug related crime.
She then spent 8 years working as a Detective with both the Child Exploitation Squad and as a Divisional Detective.
Marilynn then worked on a number of Victoria Police projects including the Mobile Data Network Project which involved the installation of computers into police cars.
She has spent the last 5 years as the Officer in Charge of the Sex Industry Co-ordination Unit. The primary function of the Sex Industry Co-ordination Unit is to identify illegal activity in the sex industry, both the licensed and illegal sectors, to protect vulnerable persons from exploitation and co-ordinate intelligence sharing between key stakeholders. They also identify, report and educate on human trafficking.
In 2014, Marilynn developed a Human Trafficking Information and Awareness Package and as a result was asked to accompany the AFP to the International Law Enforcement Academy in Bangkok (Thailand), to present on a package. This package is now being used nationally and around the world.
Marilynn is committed to raising awareness around Human Trafficking in Australia and is an advocate for Human Rights.
Collins St , Melbourne VIC