Juan Reveles

Juan Reveles retired in 2023, after 30 years of service with the Anaheim Police Department in Orange County CA. Throughout his career, Juan worked a variety of assignments before promoting to sergeant in 2006. He supervised the gang unit for five years, from 2009-2014. During his tenure in gangs, he led several long-term investigations in partnership with FBI, ATF, DEA and HSI.

In 2014, Juan was assigned to lead the newly created multi-agency team known as the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF), which he led until his retirement. The OCHTTF was one of the first three federally funded task forces across the nation. Being at the forefront in the developing field of human trafficking investigations, Juan led his team in creating new investigative and operational techniques to assist in recovering victims and bringing pimps/traffickers to justice. The new techniques proved to be successful resulting in four positive case law decisions, one by the state supreme court. The new techniques also resulted in a 95% filing rate encompassing over 300 cases in the span of nine years.

Juan’s team hosted several law enforcement agencies and prosecutors who came to Orange County to shadow the task force during human trafficking operations. In addition to supervising one of the lead human trafficking task forces in the state, Juan was instrumental in organizing the Orange County community in building a coordinated response to address human trafficking. Juan partnered with Waymakers, a victim advocate group, in bringing over 50 organizations made up of NGO’s, faith-based, medical field, civic groups and government entities to come together to support the task force in a broad spectrum of needs. To date, this group continues to meet monthly and their assistance continues to be an integral part of the task force’s success.

Juan has provided human trafficking training to law enforcement, prosecutors and to personnel in every field mentioned above. Juan led his team in teaching the successful investigative techniques to law enforcement and prosecutors across the state. He was part of the collaborative team, who upon request, went across the state providing training to county entities on how to build a successful collaborative to address human trafficking in a coordinated county-wide level.

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