Save the date for the Spring Luncheon on April 2, 2020. Police commissioner Charles Ramsey be the keynote speaker.
Charles H. Ramsey brings over fifty years of knowledge, experience, and service in advancing the law enforcement profession in three different major city police departments, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he began his career in 1968, at the age of 18, as a Chicago Police cadet.
Commissioner Ramsey has been at the forefront of developing innovative policing strategies and leading organizational change. He is an internationally-recognized practitioner and educator in his field and is Past President of both the Police Executive Research Forum and the Major Cities Chiefs Association and is the only police professional to receive the Leadership Award from 3 major law enforcement organizations; the FBI National Executive Institute, Police Executive Research Forum, and the Major Cities Chiefs Association. In 2014, President Barrack Obama chose Commissioner Ramsey to serve as co-chair of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. In 2017, he was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to serve as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. In August 2019, Governor Wolf appointed him as his Senior Advisor for Gun Violence Prevention. He currently serves as the Principal Deputy Monitor for the Federal Consent Decrees in Baltimore and Cleveland and is a Founding Partner in the consulting firm 21st Century Policing Solutions, LLC. He is a Law Enforcement Analyst for CNN and Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
In 1999, Commissioner Ramsey partnered with the Anti-Defamation League and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in developing an innovative and experiential training program called “Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons from the Holocaust. As President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, he co-founded the Police Executive Leadership Institute, a program specifically designed to develop the next generation of police leaders. In 2015, Commissioner Ramsey partnered with the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, developing an innovative training for police called “Policing in a More Perfect Union.”
Commissioner Ramsey holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in criminal justice from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the National Executive Institute. In recognition of his contributions to the field of policing and public safety, he has been awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees from four universities.
In December 2015, the City of Philadelphia named the Philadelphia Police Department Training Academy Auditorium the Charles H. Ramsey Training and Education Auditorium. In 2015, the United States Congress honored him by approving a U.S. Postage Stamp bearing his likeness.