Carlos retired honorably from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) after 27 years with the agency. Carlos led multiple team-based programs throughout his career. He spent the majority of his career focused on complex investigations. Carlos has a proven track record of dealing with complex and stressful situations with ease. He is highly motivated, continuously assesses fluid situations, and adapts to new scenarios/opportunities.
Carlos' most rewarding assignment was his time protecting children and supporting vulnerable persons. The teams he built continue to succeed and lead the way in fighting child exploitation and human trafficking efforts. Carlos believes if we as a community want to address the problem of child exploitation and human trafficking, we must change how we are doing things.
Carlos Rodriguez is the Chief Program Officer for the International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators (IAHTI), a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that combats child exploitation and human trafficking by arming law enforcement officers, prosecutors and crime analysts around the world with the training, technical support, resources and members forum they need to identify and rescue victims and prosecute their traffickers. Since IAHTI's inception in 2009, IAHTI has provided training for thousands of investigators, prosecutors and crime analysts from 66 countries and two U.S. Territories, with those numbers growing every year.
Awards & Nominations:
2020 Chief’s Award for Distinguished & Devoted Service, WSP
2018 Champions of Children Award, Clackamas County Child
Abuse Summit, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
2017 Chief’s Award for Professional Excellence, WSP
2017 Not on My Watch: Stolen Youth Luncheon Speaker
2017 Nominated for National Association of
Police Organizations Top Cops Awards, Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI)
2017 Commendation for commitment and dedication to
the Missing and Exploited Children Task Force
2016 Multiple commendations for Leadership, WSP
2016 Testified in front of Washington State’s House
and Senate reference Sex Trafficking laws
2016 ICAC Hackathon participant – Ideas on how to enhance
ICACCOPS. ICACCOPS is a database utilized by ICAC.
2011 Detachment of the Year, WSP District Eight
2010 Sheriff Specialty Award, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office
2005 Interagency Committee on Alcohol, Washington Traffic
Safety Committee (WTSC)
2004 Detachment of the Year, WSP District Two
2002 Investigator of the Year, National Insurance Crime
2001 Trooper of the Year, WSP District Two
1999 Detachment of the Year, WSP District Two
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