Chief Charles H. “Chuck” Ramsey
Former Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department
Charles H. "Chuck" Ramsey joined the Chicago Police Department when he was 18 years old. Starting out as a patrol officer, he rose through the ranks before serving as the Deputy Superintendent. From 1998 to 2007, he served as the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, where he was involved in several high profile cases, including the Chandra Levy murder investigation. From 2008 to 2016, he served as the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department.
Chief Ramsey has been commended for his contribution as co-chair of President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He is also the president of Major Cities Chiefs, where he created the Leadership Executive Institute to help prepare police chiefs of the future.
Chief Ramsey’s work with the Anti Defamation League and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, led to the the creation of “Law Enforcement & Society: Lessons from the Holocaust.” More than 90,000 local, state and federal law enforcement personnel have viewed the program. With The National Constitution Center, he developed a program for law enforcement that focuses on the role of policing in a complex democratic society.