The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Mayor-elect Michael Nutter has appointed former D.C. Chief Charles Ramsey the new police chief for the city of Brotherly Love. In announcing his pick, Nutter said, “I am confident that with Ramsey as Police Commissioner of this city we can bring down our homicide rate.”
Ramsey is the former chief of the D.C. police department, where he served from April 21, 1998 to December 28, 2006. Prior to his stint in the District of Columbia, Ramsey served in the Chicago Police Department, joining as an 18-year-old rookie and rising to Deputy Superintendent. The News said Ramsey is an advocate of community policing.