Off Duty Blue's Finest

The technology community has ignored our first responders.  We're working every day to change that.

Our Story

Off Duty Blue started during a Monday Night Football commercial break when two of our founders, Jim Raschella and Mark Grady, saw a piece of news about 4 local Sheriff's Deputies charged with falsifying timesheets for security details worked for the local bus company.  Jim looked to Mark who also worked as a deputy at the department in question, to ask what was going on.  Apparently, the officers thought they were supposed to be providing the security in one place, while the bus company thought they should be in another,  and without any formal system to keep track of detail requests, a simple misunderstanding resulted in the deputies' mug shots featured on the nightly news. "There had to be a better way."

While searching for this "better way", they realized how archaic public safety software really was and made it their mission to redesign public safety scheduling software from the ground up, starting with off-duty detail scheduling.  

Not long after launching this mission they realized neither one of them could build software and Ryan Andreotta joined the team as the third founder and CTO to help turn scribbles on a notebook into an easy to use application used by departments all over the country.

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WHAT WE STAND FOR

At Off Duty Blue, our mission is to create simple, innovative solutions worthy of the first responders that use them.

Build human relationships, not customer relationships
Create solutions with shared value rather than specific purposes
Collaborate rather than negotiate
Favor flexibility over optimization
Work as a team.  If only one person has worked on a project, it’s not finished yet
Never forget that simplicity is mandatory
Innovation never stops
Take a step back, look at the big picture
"Semper Gumby."  Things rarely go as planned, plan for that
Stay humble, no one is above taking out the trash
When given the opportunity, fail fast
Always go to happy hour. (but, don’t drink and drive)

Executive Team

Jim Raschella
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ryan Andreotta
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Mark Grady
Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer
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