Frisco, TX

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension

Frisco is a city of approximately 195,00 residents, located in the DallasFort Worth area of Texas in Denton and Collin County. On a least one occasion, local law enforcement has targeted demand for prostitution the community.

In February 2015, officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety, supported by the Dallas and Frisco Police Departments and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, staged a web-based reverse sting at a Frisco hotel. Law enforcement reported that they had the support and cooperation of hotel staff when staging the operation. During the investigation, officers placed a decoy advertisement to a website known for prostitution activity. Five men were arrested after they responded to the listing with an offer of money for sex; their names and other identifying information were publicized by some media outlets.

In the days following the sting, it became apparent that the investigation was initiated as part of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office’s ninth annual National Day of Johns Arrests. In a press release, the CCSO listed the names of all participating law enforcement agencies, and indicated that the Texas Department of Public Safety had apprehended a total of 14 johns during the event. Similarly, the Dallas Morning News reported that court records for the men arrested in Frisco indicated that their arrests were “part of a multi-agency effort to combat the demand side of commercial sex trafficking.”

 

Key Partners

  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Frisco Police Department
  • Dallas Police Department
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Key Sources

State Texas
Type City
Population 195357
Location
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