CHAT TRANSCRIPT: Philly Police officials answered your questions

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and his Deputy Commissioners took your questions LIVE on 6abc.com





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    Commissioner Charles Ramsey
    Charles H. Ramsey was appointed Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department on January 7, 2008, by Mayor Michael A. Nutter. He leads the fourth largest police department in the nation with over 6,500 sworn members and 830 civilian members. Commissioner Ramsey brings over forty years of knowledge, experience and service in advancing the law enforcement profession in three different major city police departments, beginning with Chicago, then Washington, DC, and now Philadelphia.
    Read more about Commissioner Ramsey .


    Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross Jr.
    1st Deputy Commissioner Ross is a graduate of Central High School. He has a B.A. in Labor & Industrial Relations from Penn State University. He has a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph's University. In addition, he is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, F.B.I National Executive Institute and the Northwestern University Traffic Institute and Leadership Philadelphia.
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    Deputy Commissioner Nola Joyce
    Nola Joyce has over twenty-five years with the public sector, with extensive experience in the area of public safety. She joined the Philadelphia Police Department in February 2008 and is currently Deputy Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer for the Department. She heads Organizational Services, Strategy, and Innovation.
    Read more about Deputy Commissioner Joyce.


    Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel
    Deputy Commissioner Kevin J. Bethel is presently in charge of Patrol Operations. As part of his duties, he oversees both the patrol and detective units for the entire City of Philadelphia. Prior to his appointment to the position of Deputy Commissioner, he served as the Commanding Officer (Captain) of the 17th Police District from December 19, 2005 until May 2008.
    Read more about Deputy Commissioner Bethe.


    Deputy Commissioner Thomas H. Wright
    Thomas H. Wright was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department on May 21, 1990. He began his career as a Police Officer in the 17th and 8th Districts. His other assignments included: Detective assigned to Northeast Detectives; Sergeant assigned to the 19th District; Lieutenant assigned to the 24th and 19th Districts. As a Captain, his command assignments include the Center City District and the 25th District. He is now Deputy Commissioner of Specialized Investigations and Homeland Security.
    Read more about Deputy Commissioner Wright.


    Deputy Commissioner Denise Turpin
    On November 12, 2012, Denise Turpin was promoted to the rank of Deputy Police Commissioner, tasked with oversight of the Office of Professional Responsibility.
    Deputy Commissioner Turpin is a graduate of Olney High School. She has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Chestnut Hill College. She has a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph's University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, the Northwestern University Traffic Institute and a fellow of Leadership Philadelphia.
    Read more about Deputy Commissioner Turpin.


    Deputy Commissioner Christine Coulter
    Deputy Commissioner Coulter is a respected 25 year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department with a reputation for professionalism, loyalty, integrity and service. She has received numerous awards and commendations. She is a lifelong resident of the City of Philadelphia.
    Deputy Commissioner Coulter has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Community College, a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University and a Masters Degree in Public Safety Management from Saint Joseph's University. In addition she is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Staff and Command and the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF). Deputy Coulter is currently an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph's University.
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