Chief Mirtha Ramos

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Chief Mirtha Ramos

Episode 64–Chief Mirtha Ramos: A Leading Lady of Law Enforcement


The Working Woman Radio Show had the distinct privilege to sit down with Chief Mirtha Ramos,
the first-ever female police chief in DeKalb County, Georgia.
Chief Ramos shares how she rose through the ranks to her current position, and about the unique qualities that women bring to law enforcement.
She also encourages women to not be afraid to achieve their goals and to be all that they can be.  This is truly an inspiring interview that you don’t want to miss.

More About Chief Ramos

Chief Mirtha V. Ramos began her law enforcement career in 1997 with the Miami-Dade Police Department.  She served in various assignments and rose through the ranks.  

In 2016, she was appointed to Division Chief of one of the largest and busiest divisions of the Miami-Dade Police Department, overseeing 1,200 employees.  On November 4, 2019, Chief Ramos was appointed Chief of the DeKalb County Police Department. As chief, she is responsible for the daily operations of the DKPD and the safety of DeKalb’s 700,000 citizens.  Chief Ramos also leads 800 sworn police officers and 110 civilian employees and commands the police department’s $95.1 million budget.  Chief Ramos holds a master’s degree in Psychology of Leadership from Penn State University. She is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy.  


Helpful Resources


DeKalb County Police Department

The DeKalb County Police Department is now hiring police officer recruits.

For more information on the Police Officer position, click the above link, and then click on ‘Background and Recruiting’ in the left-hand column or click on the picture.




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