Mike receiving his commendation from Mick Creedon, Chief Constable Derbyshire Police

Mike and the other speakers at the IOM Human Trafficking conference in Ashgabat Turkmenistan

Mike meeting the EU minister to Uganda at the opening of the training programme with colleague Reda Sirgediene

Mike Hand Biography



Mike Hand has been delivering Human Trafficking training across Europe and Africa since 2006 for a number of organisations including, the United Nations, The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the European Union as a Human Trafficking expert. Mike has pioneered the use of legislation in CSE investigations - referred to as internal trafficking - and was the tactical advisor for the first of these, Operation Retriever Derbyshire.


Mike now has his own training company specifically to deliver Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery training to first responders. He has been appointed as co chair of a Home Office working group to design and standardize training on Human Trafficking and Slavery as part of the introduction of the new Anti Slavery Bill passing through Parliament. 

Mike has spoken at Human Trafficking conferences in countries such as, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Sweden, Lithuania and Moldova. 



  • LITHUANIA 2005-2008 | Mike led a major Investigation into Trafficking of females for Sexual Exploitation into the UK. Mirror Investigation with Lithuanian Police led to the arrest and prosecution of 7 trafficking groups drastically reduced the trafficking of Lithuanian females to the UK Mike received an official letter of thanks from the Lithuanian Government. The only UK citizen to receive such and award.




















  • UNITED KINGDOM 2009 | Tactical Advisor to Operation Retriever Derbyshire Police, first Internal Trafficking investigation launched by a UK Police Force. Mike has since pioneered the use of Human Trafficking legislation in CSE investigations.
























  • MOLDOVA 2010 | On behalf of the OSCE, delivered training to the Moldovan Police anti trafficking unit.


  • TURKMENISTAN 2011 | Mike spoke at the IOM Human Trafficking conference in Ashgabat Turkmenistan























  • AFRICA 2012 | On behalf of the European Union, delivered training to the Ugandan Human Trafficking Task Force and advised on a National Action Plan to combat Human Trafficking.





















  • 2014 | Mike gave expert witness evidence for the National Crime Agency during a successful Human Trafficking prosecution in the Central Criminal Court

Mike recieving his award from the Lithuanian Human Trafficking rapporteur at a press conference in Vilnius 2010