The Cincinnati Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony Monday for newly promoted Captain James Gramke and Sgt. Victoria Wysel.
The 10:30 a.m. event is open to the public at the Cincinnati Police Academy, 800 Evans St.
Police Chief Eliot Isaac will administer the official oath of office.
Captain Gramke began his career working for the city as an assistant operator/dispatcher. In November 1986, he entered the police department's 68th Recruit Class and was promoted to police officer in 1987.
Gramke was promoted to sergeant six years later and to lieutenant in 2001. He has worked in Districts 1, 3, 4, 5; Youth Services Section, Gang Unit, Police Communications, Inspections, Park/Canine Units, District 1 Investigative Unit, and Patrol Administration.
He current serves as the night inspector, or night chief.
Gramke is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, a Deans Scholar and received the Directors Award for Academic Excellence (Valedictorian). He also earned degrees from Elder High School, the College of Mount St. Joseph and the University of Cincinnati.
He is from a family of life-long law enforcement officers committed to a life of public service: Patrolman Ben Gramke – CPD 1891 (Great Grandfather); Sgt. Joe Gramke – CPD 1927 (Grandfather); Patrolman Joe Gramke – CPD 1949 (Uncle); Specialist Ralph Gramke – CPD 1951 (Uncle); Specialist Jerry Gramke – CPD 1957 (Father); Sgt. Jeff Gramke – CPD 1987 (Brother); Clerk Typist II Julie Busken – CPD 1990 (Sister); and Lt. Jay Gramke – Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office 1992 (Brother).
He resides in Delhi with his wife. They have three daughters, one son, and three grandchildren.
Sgt. Wysel joined Cincinnati police as a member the 101st Recruit Class in June of 2007 and was promoted to police officer in December of that year.
As a graduate of Walnut Hills High School, she earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Miami University and Master of Science in criminal justice from UC.
Wysel has served in District 1, 2, District 2 Investigative Unit.