Bustleton resident named chief of county detectives

New job: Michael Cram was promoted to acting chief of county detectives for the DA’s Office. TIMES FILE PHOTO

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams appointed Philadelphia Police Staff Inspector Michael Cram of Bustleton as the acting chief of county detectives for the DA’s Office on April 10.

Most recently, Cram served as staff inspector for the police department’s Audits and Inspection Division following his most recent promotion in March. Previously, he served as captain of the 25th district from February 2014 to March 2017 and captain of the 26th district from March 2009 to January 2014. As commander of the 25th and 26th districts, Cram worked to make the city safer and improve the connections between the police department and the community through new citizen groups, partnerships and social media.

Cram holds a master’s degree in emergency and disaster management and a bachelor’s in criminal justice from the American Military University. He also holds a graduate certificate of achievement in criminal justice education from the University of Virginia. Cram is a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and serves as a major in Temple’s Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Cram’s appointment to the County Detectives was approved by Commissioner Richard Ross, commander of the Philadelphia Police Department. Cram remains a member of the police department. Cram succeeds Dr. Claude Thomas as the DA’s chief detective. ••

— William Kenny