Ramsey Police Department History

Ramsey Police Department Commemorates 50 Years of Progress and Dedicated Service

Since its establishment in 1974 with only four sworn officers, the Ramsey Police Department has made significant strides over the past 50 years. Today, the department has grown to 30 officers, expanding with the city's population and calls of service. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the department is taking the time to reflect on its journey, evolution, and the changes it has undergone.

According to Chief Jeff Katers, the policing landscape has changed significantly since the department's inception. The days of writing police reports by hand and recording calls for service on index cards are long gone. With access to cutting-edge technology, training, and information, Ramsey police officers are better equipped to serve and support people during their most vulnerable times. Despite the increasing technical demands of the job, the department remains dedicated to meeting the evolving community expectations.

To mark this significant milestone, the department debuted a new badge design on January 1st and will wear it throughout 2024. The new design is a meaningful representation of the department's past and present, incorporating elements from the original badge and contributions from current members. The department is excited to showcase this exceptional badge design as a testament to its unwavering commitment to the City of Ramsey.

Ramsey Police Patches

The Ramsey Police Department has worn three significantly different patch designs throughout its history and is excited to introduce the new patch! The phased transition to the new patch began in 2022.

"Our community and the police department have seen many changes through the years, and this new patch reflects our changing history." Chief Katers said. "This new patch reminds us of the city we value and the community we serve and protect with courage, integrity, and honor."

Congratulations to our Patch Coloring Contest Winners!

Patch Coloring Sheet

Patch Contest Winners