Top Iowa State Patrollman named to Trafficking Committee

A top Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) official will serve on a new national anti-human trafficking committee.

Motor Vehicle Enforcement Chief David Lorenzen was one of 15 individuals appointed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to serve on the Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.

Lorenzen has spent more than 40 years in law enforcement, the last 35 in the Iowa DOT Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement. He has been chief since 2006.

The committee is made up of members of trafficking advocacy organizations, law enforcement, and transportation sectors.

The committee’s goal is to craft strategies for identifying and reporting human trafficking, recommend changes to programs to combat human trafficking and develop best practices for state and local stakeholders.

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