John DeFalco built enterprise software for tech and life science companies for two decades. He created Big Data solutions for Cisco Systems, Adobe, Autodesk, Thermofisher, and Millpore. In 2016, events both in the media and closer to home had John conceptualizing how he could use his expertise to help solve what had become one of our society's critical problems. Years of research and interaction with law enforcement and community members culminated in the advent of Custody Protect. John used his expertise in product design, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things sensor networks, and real-time analytics to make people safe. John believed it was time to bring a public health approach to public safety.