Chief Kramer was born and raised in Norwood on Moeller Ave, graduating from Norwood High School in 1987. He later served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve. Upon returning from active duty in 1991, he went to work for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. In 1993, he became a police officer for the Village of Elmwood Place and stayed with the Village until he was hired by the Norwood Police Department in 1996.
His lifelong ambition was to be a Norwood Police Officer. He was a patrolman on 2nd shift for almost 10 years before being promoted to sergeant. As a sergeant, he spent most of his time on 2nd shift. He continued to move through the ranks and eventually was promoted to Chief, September 2011.
He has been married to his wife, Danielle, since 1996 and now has four children: Will, Lauren, Addison and Elise. In his free time he enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and children.
Chief Kramer considers it honor to serve the great community of Norwood, and can’t imagine wanting to work anywhere else. He says, "Norwood is a great town with great people. I look forward to working with the community to make Norwood even better."