See News 12 report above.
From CT Post:
Just a few months after making good friend and political ally Armando Perez police chief, Mayor Joe Ganim is hiring a retired top cop from Washington D.C. as a consultant for Bridgeport’s Finest.
“I and my team will be looking at the way things are done here and will be making some suggestions here and there,” Ramsey said during a press conference Thursday afternoon in the mayor’s office.
Ramsey said at this point it is too soon to say what procedures in the Police Department need changing and that he first wants to meet with focus groups from the community.
Callie Heilmann, president of social action network Bridgeport Generation Now, said Generation Now is satisfied with Ramsey’s idea on bringing in focus groups. But, she said, she’s hopeful he’ll actually pull in members of the community rather than pre-selected groups.
“I think that that is encouraging, and I hope that he does do that in a real way,” she said.
Full story here.
Charles H. Ramsey led the fourth largest police department in the nation with 6500 sworn and 8 hundred civilian members of the Philadelphia Police Department before he retired from his post on December 31st, 2015. Commissioner Ramsey brings nearly fifty years of law enforcement expertise to 21CP Solutions. He served as Washington, D.C. Police Chief and was a Deputy Superintendent in the Chicago Police Department where he implemented the nationally acclaimed model of community policing called the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy.
Former Commissioner Ramsey has long been at the forefront of developing innovative policing strategies, evidence-based initiatives, organizational accountability and neighborhood based programs. Working with the Anti-Defamation League and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, he led the creation of Law Enforcement & Society: Lessons from the Holocaust.
He is a past President of the Police Executive Research Forum, the Major Cities Chiefs Association, and served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Committee. In January of 2015, President Barack Obama called on Commissioner Ramsey to co-chair the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
He has received numerous awards including the John M. Penrith Leadership Award from the FBI National Executive Institute, Leadership awards from the Police Executive Research Forum and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, and the Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.