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PA-Gov: Wolf Names Ramsey as New Chair of Crime and Delinquency Commission

RamseyGovernor Wolf has chosen the new Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Charles Ramsey, who served as Police Commissioner of Philadelphia under Mayor Michael Nutter, will take over the position.

“Charles Ramsey has spent the last 46 years dedicated to serving the public,” said Governor Wolf. “From his time as a cop on the streets of Chicago to his exemplary leadership of the Philadelphia Police Department, Charles Ramsey has continuously shown his commitment to serve and protect his community. That is why I am pleased to announce that he will continue that service as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.”

Ramsay is replacing new Attorney General Josh Shapiro as Chair.

The Governor’s Office provided the following biographical information on Ramsay:

Charles H. Ramsey was appointed Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department on January 7, 2008. He retired in January 2016 after serving 8 years as Commissioner and leading the fourth largest police department in the nation.  Commissioner Ramsey brings over forty-seven years of knowledge, experience and service in advancing the law enforcement profession in three different major city police departments, Chicago, Washington, DC and Philadelphia.

In December 2014, President Barrack Obama chose Commissioner Ramsey to serve as co-chair of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He currently serves as an advisor to the United States Conference of Mayors as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lindy Institute at Drexel University and serves on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. In December 2015, the City of Philadelphia named the Philadelphia Police Department Training Academy Auditorium the Charles H. Ramsey Training and Education Auditorium in his honor.

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