CHIEF OF THE MONTH
Chief Richard Ramsay began his career on the West Warwick Police department in 1989, graduating from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy in 1990. He steadily rose through the ranks reaching the rank of Major in 2010, retiring 2nd in command of the West Warwick Police Department in 2012 with 23 years of service. Upon his retirement he was appointed to the position of Police Chief for the Town of West Greenwich and currently serves in that position.
Chief Ramsay serves as the 2019 Sergeant At Arms for the Rhode Island Police Chief’s Association and is currently the 3rd Vice President of the New England Chapter of the FBI National Academy. He was a founding member of the Rhode Island Peer Support Response and Training team in 2004. He received several accommodations and awards during his 29 years of police service including the 1997 West Warwick Distinguished Service Award, the 2004 West Warwick Officer of the Year Award and 2013 West Warwick Loins Club Police Officer of the Year Award.
Chief Ramsay Graduated from Rhode Island College in 1985 with a Business Management Degree. After being hired as a police officer he returned to college and received a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University in 1997 and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice form Roger Williams University in 2004. In 2007 he graduated from the FBI National Academy 229th session and currently is an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice departments at two local colleges.