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Callyo provides policing technology that aims to help officers protect children from exploitation and human trafficking.

Police agencies often praise Callyo for its efficiency. Detectives are able to use its mobile technology to easily preserve evidence and prosecute child predators in a timely manner. One of Callyo’s more prominent services is its 10-21 app, which allows officers to contact citizens directly from their cellphones without disclosing their identity.  Since the company’s expansion into downtown St. Petersburg, it has partnered with the International Association of Human Traffickers Investigators (IAHTI), which has also relocated to St. Pete. The partnership opens the opportunity for Callyo to further its services, and for IAHTI to develop more advanced human trafficking training and education.

 

Company Overview

Company Name

Callyo

Year Established

2011

Number of Employees

18

Profile

Callyo has been called "arguably the most innovative new policing technology in the past 20 years" while maintaining record satisfaction and renewal rates across 100,000+ officers and 9,000+ agencies. We have saved countless man-hours and taxpayer expense, increased prosecution rates, and improved the well-being of investigators with solutions that respect the privacy of our fellow citizens.

Core values/mission statement

"At Callyo, we build innovative, simple, meaningful tools within reach of all in law enforcement to combat crimes such as human trafficking and child exploitation. Callyo has changed the way investigations are done, and believes that you shouldn't need special equipment to do something special."

Company Leadership

Chris Bennett

Founder & Chief Product Officer

Entrepreneur Chris Bennett noticed a need for more efficient policing technologies. Not having much of a background in police work, Bennett was able to apply his technological knowledge and created Callyo. His goal is to make police work easier and derives satisfaction from knowing that he can put dangerous criminals behind bars.

Steve Ressler

President

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