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Ramey J. Kyle

Ramey Kyle
Assistant Chief, Patrol Services South

Ramey J. Kyle currently serves as the Assistant Chief of Patrol Services South (PSS), which includes the First, Sixth, and Seventh police districts. He was promoted to this position by Chief of Police Pamela A. Smith in November 2023 after serving as Commander of the Violent Crimes Suppression Division. 

Assistant Chief Kyle began his career with the Metropolitan Police Department in 2004, where he was assigned to the Fourth District as an officer. In October 2008, he was promoted to detective/investigator where he was assigned to the Intelligence Branch. In February 2010, he was promoted to sergeant where he managed PSA area 304, where he served as the first line supervisor to patrol officers. 

From 2014 to 2016, Kyle served as a lieutenant, where he oversaw PSA 501, the Fifth District Vice Unit, Crime Suppression Team and Warrant Squad, and the Third and Seventh District Detectives Units. As lieutenant of the Seventh District Detectives Unit, Kyle served as the liaison to the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, as well as oversaw coordinated join investigations with the FBI and ATF. In 2015, Kyle was named with Lieutenant of the Year, and his unit was awarded with Crime Suppression Unit of the Year. 

In April 2016, he was promoted to captain and worked in the Seventh District – Patrol Sector 2 and Sector 3, and then moved to Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division – District Investigations Branch. In 2017, Kyle was named Captain of the Year of the Metropolitan Police Department. Following that, Commander Kyle was promoted to commander of the Youth and Family Services Division (YFSD) within the Metropolitan Police Department. The YFSD is the division responsible for investigating child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation (including child pornography and prostitution), juvenile missing persons and parental kidnapping, and persons in need of supervision. 

In January 2021, Kyle was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) where he oversaw investigative units such as the homicide unit, sexual assault unit, and the district detective units. He then took command of the Violent Crime Suppression Division, in the Investigative Services Bureau. The Violent Crime Suppression Division is responsible for the investigation and disruptions of drug/narcotics trafficking, firearms trafficking offenses, and prostitution and human trafficking offenses in the District of Columbia. 

Assistant Chief Kyle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #264, and the Senior Management Institute for Police Session #86. 


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