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January 24, 2017
Charles H. Ramsey Named Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA. — Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey has been named the Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
“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.”
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency is a collaboration of public servants and private citizens representing all aspects of criminal justice and juvenile justice. The Commission’s mission is to enhance the quality and coordination of criminal and juvenile justice systems, to facilitate the delivery of services to victims of crime, and to increase the safety of our communities. PCCD initiates, validates, and financially supports justice-related programs put forth by practitioners and experts in the justice system. PCCD focuses on research, policy, planning, training, evidence-based programming, technology, outreach, and support services.
Biography of Charles H. Ramsey
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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