More than two years after he was hired to evaluate and recommend improvements to the city’s police department, Charles Ramsey’s report has now been released.
The former police chief of Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C. was brought in by the Williams administration to evaluate the city’s implementation of Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission Final Report. Ramsey was also asked review Wilmington’s approach to fighting crime and the use of force.
In his final report to the city, Ramsey recommends a regular review of how Wilmington Police officers are deployed, especially in patrol. He also recommends the city implement a community policing model specifically designed to Wilmington’s needs.
Ramsey was originally hired in January 2015 by then-Mayor Dennis Williams with a contract for $112,000. According to Wilmington Police Bobby Cummings, Ramsey did not bill the city for the full amount and was paid $60,000 for his work.
You can read Ramsey’s report in full below: