Benjamin Thomas Greer’s (JD) role at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is as a Subject Matter Expert in the field of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation; specifically instructing and developing human trafficking courses for law enforcement and emergency personnel. His primary tasks include: Creating multiple courses related to human trafficking and child sexual exploitation for OES’s California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI); Researching and course development of the nexus between terrorist financing and human trafficking; Working with the State Threat Assessment Center, Joint Terrorism Task Forces and Fusion Centers on human trafficking intelligence products; Integrating human trafficking intelligence into the Terrorism Liaison Officer training program, and Providing issue directed briefings for the OES Director and California legislators/policymakers on the current state of human trafficking and of its
Before joining Cal OES, he served as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General. There he led a team of attorneys and no attorneys in a comprehensive report for the California Attorney General entitled, “The State of Human Trafficking in California 2012.” He has published numerous American style law review and international journal articles and has presented/lectured in 10 counties. He is a federally recognized human trafficking training expert by the Office for Victims of Crime Training & Technical Assistance Center (OVC – TTAC) and Bureau of Justice Assistance Training and Technical Assistance Center (BJA – NTAC); helped California draft and negotiate Memorandum of Understandings with the Mexican Government, draft and lobby anti-trafficking legislation (both domestically and internationally) and plays a prominent role as Contributing/Advisory Board member on two International peer-reviewed Anti- Trafficking Journals. Aside from his work with CalOES, he is currently enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security Master’s Degree Program in Monterey, California.