Ron Police, Apple’s vice president in charge of sales to the U.S. government, who helped get its devices into more federal agencies, has left the company, reports “Bloomberg Businessweek” ( , quoting an unnamed “person with knowledge of the move.”

Police (and isn’t that a great name for a person with his job) had run the government sales force since 2004. However, he left in October, according to “Bloomberg Businessweek.”

Police helped Apple’s iPhone and iPad gain a foothold at government agencies, a market traditionally dominated by technology products from companies such as Microsoft., Dell and Research In Motion. To further that effort, Apple is seeking security certification from the National Institute of Standards, the agency that provides technology recommendations to the federal government, says “Bloomberg Businessweek.”