Chief Gordon Ramsay was appointed as the Wichita Police Chief in January 2016. Prior to coming to Wichita he worked his way up the ranks at Duluth Minnesota Police Department. In Duluth he was appointed as chief in 2006 at the age of 34, and was the youngest chief in the city’s history. Chief Ramsay began his career at the age of 20 and has been committed to the community policing philosophy since the beginning. As Wichita Police Department Chief he has focused on pushing officers closer to the communities they serve, building relationships, increasing the use of technology, and reducing crime.
Chief Ramsay has his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Management and is a past President of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association. He currently is active with the Major City Chiefs Association and serves on the Technology Committee.
Currently, Chief Ramsay is on the Board of Directors for the Wichita area YMCA’s, a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas, and is a board member of the Council of State Governments Justice Center.
Chief Ramsay lives in Wichita with his wife of over 20 years and two young children.