How law enforcement can combat the sex trafficking trade

– By Mitzi Perdue and Wallace Zeins
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About The Authors

Mitzi Perdue is the organizer of the Global Anti-Trafficking Auction. One of the things she’s most proud of in life is having twice been the commencement speaker for Maryland’s Wor-Wic Community College Criminal Justice Academy. For more information, visit or contact her at

Wallace Zeins is a former detective sergeant, New York City Police Department. Zeins served as commanding officer of Detective Borough of Manhattan Night Watch, where he supervised all major crimes in the borough of Manhattan. Zeins also was the Citywide NYPD Supervisor of the Hostage Negotiation Team. During the World Trade Center attack in 2001, he was designated commanding officer of the NYC Police Department Hostage Negotiating Team. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Zeins holds an MPS from Long Island University and a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University.