Genesee County, MI

Tactics Used

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

Genesee County is located in eastern Michigan with a population of 426,000.  The county seat and population center is the city of Flint.  Prostitution and sex trafficking are well-established problems in Flint and surrounding ares of the county.  The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office has conducted street level reverse stings since 2000 and web based stings since 2010. The street level reverse stings may happen once a week during the summer months. They have public education/awareness campaigns, neighborhood watch programs, and community service programs in place as well as a vehicle seizure program for anyone seen with a vehicle during the time of arrest. Johns that are arrested are identified in the local news, pay heavy fines to recover their seized autos, and may have other sanctions imposed by judges.  Details about the county’s efforts to combat demand will be posted by the end of January, 2012.

Key Partners

  • Genesee County Sheriff’s Office

Key Sources

State Michigan
Type County
Population 434027
Location
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