Bradley Myles

Chief Executive Officer

Bradley Myles serves as Executive Director and CEO of Polaris, a global leader in the fight to eradicate human trafficking and to restore freedom to survivors. For over a decade, he has devoted himself to combating human trafficking and modern slavery on a local, national, and global scale.  Mr. Myles' early efforts focused on directly serving survivors, researching local human trafficking markets, and helping to build Washington DC's first-ever Human Trafficking Task Force.  Under Myles' leadership, Polaris has also worked to strengthen the U.S. national movement against human trafficking through policy advocacy in all 50 states, and through a wide range of training and capacity-building programs. He also helped create and launch Polaris's operation of the United States national human trafficking hotline at 1-888-373-7888, which has identified and responded to more than 25,000 cases of human trafficking nationwide. This national model is now regarded as one of the best-functioning anti- trafficking hotlines in the world and has become a focal point of Polaris' growing global programs.

Mr. Myles is currently focusing his efforts on Polaris’s future strategy for the next decade, which includes working towards better anti-trafficking hotline coverage globally to build a stronger safety net for all 21 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, strengthening partnerships with the world's leading technology companies, and undertaking new data-driven intervention efforts targeted towards eliminating specific types of modern slavery in the U.S. and around the world.  Mr. Myles holds degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Stanford University.

Blog Posts by Bradley Myles

Welcome to the Polaris Blog!

Bradley Myles|November 05, 2015

Welcome to the Polaris blog on the new and improved! Whether you're new to the issue of human trafficking, or have been actively working to fight it for years, this website will help you find what you need.


News About Bradley Myles

Human Trafficking Hotline Cases Jump by 35% in 2016

January 31, 2017

Together, the Polaris-operated hotlines handled a record 8,042 cases of human trafficking in 2016, bringing the total number of reported cases since 2007 to 33,680.

Polaris Statement on

January 10, 2017

Polaris issued a statement tonight as, a long-time facilitator of sex trafficking in the United States, shut down the “adult” section of its website.

NBC4 Washington | DC Woman Speaks After Surviving 10 Years Forced Into Prostitution

October 10, 2016

A D.C. woman who survived being sold into slavery as a child and forced to work as a prostitute for 10 years is on the road to recovery and is telling her story.