Philadelphia

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Commissioner Charles Ramsey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 14, 2015

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Commissioner Charles Ramsey

I want to
offer my heartfelt gratitude to Commissioner Charles “Chuck” Ramsey for
his nearly five decades of leadership and service with some of this
nation’s largest law enforcement agencies.
From Chicago to DC to Philadelphia, Commissioner Ramsey has always
supported our women and men in uniform and the communities they bravely
serve and protect each and every day. While I’ve known about his
outstanding work over the years, it was when I appointed
Chuck as a co-chair of my Task Force on 21st Century Policing that I
was able to rely on his counsel and leadership. For several months
earlier this year, he played a vital role in bringing together leaders
from across the country to create a clear and concise
report including key recommendations for building stronger trust
between communities and the law enforcement agencies that protect them. 
I am extraordinarily grateful for Chuck’s service and wish him an
enjoyable and restful retirement.