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Charles H. Ramsey, American police commissioner. Recipient Gary P. Hayes award, Police Executive Research Forum, 1994, Good Scout award, Boy Scouts American, 1995, Distinguished Police Cooperation medal, Korean National Police, 1995, Robert Lamb Humanitarian award, National Organization Black Law Enforcement Executive, 2001, Civil Rights award, International Association Chiefs of Police, 2001.


Ramsey, Charles H. was born in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor in Criminal Justice, Lewis University, 1990. Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Lewis University, 1991. Graduate, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 1986.

Graduate, Intergovernmental Executive Development Program, 1989. Graduate, Electronic Criminal Surveillance Officer Training, 1990.


Cadet Chicago Police Department, 1968—1971, patrolman, 1975—1977, sergeant, 1977—1984, lieutenant, 1984—1988, captain, 1988—1992, commanding officer Area 1 detetctive division, 1986—1987, Commander Area 1 detective division, 1987—1988, Commander patrol division 11th district, 1988—1989, Commander narcotics units, 1989—1992, deputy chief, patrol division, 1992—1994, deputy superintendent, 1994—1998. Chief of police Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, 1998—2007. Commissioner Philadelphia Police Department, since 2008.

Speaker in field; adjunct professor Lewis University, 1992—1996, Northwestern University Traffic Institute School Police & Command, 1993—1997.


Co-founder, president Illinois Drug Enforcement Officer's Association, 1990.