Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

Charles H. Ramsey

Charles H. Ramsey

Charles H. Ramsey retired from Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department in January 2016. He lead the fourth largest police department in the nation with over 6,500 sworn members and 830 civilian members. Commissioner Ramsey brings over forty years of knowledge, experience and service in advancing the law enforcement profession in three different major city police departments, beginning with Chicago, then Washington, DC, and Philadelphia.

Commissioner Ramsey has been at the forefront of developing innovative policing strategies and leading organizational change for the past 23 years. He is an internationally-recognized practitioner and educator in his field, and served as President of both the Police Executive Research Forum and Major Cities Chiefs, the only law enforcement professional to hold both of these prominent positions at the same time.