Longview, WA

Tactics Used

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

Longview is a small city of approximately 37,000 residents, located in southwest Washington state. In recent years, officers from the Longview Police Department have reported a spike in prostitution activities, and expressed additional concern about possible sex sales involving minors.  Police have said that tips regarding prostitution in the Oregon Way area have prompted some of their operations.  In June 2012, the LPD conducted a street-level reverse sting, resulting in the arrest of two johns. To deter other would-be sex buyers, officers released the mens’ names and other identifying information to the local media.

Key Partners

  • Longview Police Department

Key Sources

State Washington
Type City
Population 36638
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