GovLoop founder Steve Ressler has joined police tech company Callyo. According to a statement from the company, Ressler will serve as Callyo’s president with founder Chris Bennett transitioning to the role of Chief Product Officer.
Ressler stepped down from GovLoop, an online community for public sector workers when it was acquired by GovDelivery. Since then he has been leading the marketing effort at Granicus, a company that provides digital legislative support.
Callyo, founded in 2010, provides mobile technology to law enforcement. The company is best known for its 10-21 app which allows police to call citizens from their personal cellphones without having to disclose the phone number. A variation of the app 10-21 video gives users the ability to record and store videos similar to how a police body camera works.
Callyo recently announced it has 100,000+ verified law enforcement users and 10,000+ agencies using the application for police to citizen direct communication.
Ressler will be working with Bennett and the rest of the Callyo team to expand the company’s footprint within law enforcement tech.
“Ressler brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing, and finance in the govtech sector that will help us pursue our mission to advance mobile technology for law enforcement investigators to create a safer world for children,” Bennett said in a statement.