Safe Mode with Co-Founders Chris Curley and Rachel Stoddard along with Consultant Chris Bray
Safe Mode is an organization dedicated to providing education and training to members of the community, and law enforcement, about how to address the dangers facing children online. Topics available include sexting, child pornography, luring a minor for sexual acts, cyber bullying, sex trafficking, and furnishing harmful images to minors. Audience-specific programs are specially tailored for parents or guardians of children, school-aged minors, and law enforcement investigating these internet-based crimes.
The founders of Safe Mode, as well as all instructors, have worked or are currently involved in law enforcement investigations of internet crimes involving children. Experienced investigators, as well as state and federal prosecutors, will share their knowledge and expertise regarding how online crimes occur, how to protect children from being victimized, as well as how to best support and communicate with children regarding these issues. Because of their extensive law enforcement background, presenters can also speak to investigators currently working in the area of Internet Crimes Against Children and provide practical guidance on how to recognize and minimize secondary trauma.
Presentations can be made at schools, parent organizations, community centers, assemblies, church groups, or any other organized settings designed to educate the community. Resources will be provided to attendees in the form of brochures and information packets regarding the material presented.
After Chris Curley retired from a 23 year law enforcement career, he started Triple Helix Investigations in 2016, which offers Background Checks, Lab Based Drug Testing and Aptitude Assessments to any size employer nationwide. Because of his background in the field of Internet Crimes Against Children, Chris also offered Internet Crimes related presentations.
In 2018 Chris separated his business services from the Internet Crimes presentations and founded Safe Mode, Inc. Safe Mode is a pending non-profit organization providing Internet Crimes Against Children presentations to children, parents/guardians and law enforcement personnel nationwide.
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Rachel Stoddard co-founded Safe Mode after a decade-long career in government service. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University, Ms. Stoddard went on to become a Cum Laude graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While still a law student, Ms. Stoddard headed the Advocacy Program Against Domestic Violence, clerked for Judges at the trial and appellate courts, and worked for prominent civil law firms as well as the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Stoddard became a Deputy County Attorney with MCAO shortly after graduation and quickly ascended the ranks until being entrusted with highly- complex and sensitive cases involving crimes against children. Because of her written prowess and courtroom skill, Ms. Stoddard was selected to be an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Arizona. As a federal prosecutor, she handled several federal trials and appeals including successfully arguing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. She was named the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, a role which required her to lead prosecutions of violent and technology-based crimes involving children as well as liaise with local, tribal, state, and federal authorities. Ms. Stoddard also conducted trainings for law enforcement on a variety of legal issues.
Chris Bray is a recently retired, thirty-six year veteran of a major southwestern city police department with twenty-nine of those years as a sergeant. The last twenty-two years he has worked as an investigative supervisor in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Bureaus. He was assigned to the Vice Enforcement Unit where he supervised investigations into Human Trafficking, Child Prostitution, Illegal Enterprises and Money Laundering.
He is a subject matter expert on Human Trafficking for Arizona POST and California POST. He has provided advanced investigative training to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as social service providers across the United States. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and is a contributing author on the topic of Human Trafficking.
He served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Anti Trafficking Network and is a training associate for the Fox Valley Technical College AMBER ALERT Training Program.
Connect with Chris on LinkedIn.