Paul Vanaman

FBI Innocence Lost Task Force


Detective Paul Vanaman has been employed in law enforcement since 1992. He is currently employed by New Jersey State Human Services Police as Detective and has been assigned to the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force, since 2012, participating in the detection, investigation, arrest, and prosecution of Human Trafficking offenders both within and outside the State of New Jersey. Paul has completed multiple forensic training programs regarding missing persons, child abuse, internet investigations, interviewing children, human smuggling and sex trafficking, identifying deceptive behavior, digital crimes, sex crimes, and others. He also completed Amber Alert training for Child Abduction Response Team & FBI Child Abduction field training exercise held by the FBI Child Abduction Rapid Deployment & Behavioral Analysis Unit. He was nominated in 2013 & 2015 by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for United States Law Enforcement Officer of the year. Paul served as case Detective with over 290 cases involving Human Trafficking detection, arrests, and locating missing and exploited children. Using these experiences, Paul instructs and speaks on Missing and Exploited Children involving those involved in the Commercial Sex Trade.