Rafael Crame (Ra · fa · él Krá · me) was the first Filipino national police officer, called the Philippine Constabulary (Philippine Constabulary Army).
He was named the Camp Crame which serves as the current home of the Philippine National Police (PNP, National Police of the Philippines). After graduating from the Spanish military academy, he served in the Negociado de Contrebucion Territorial before entering office at the Administracion de Hacienda Publica.
During the Filipino Revolution, Crame served in the battalion of volunteers organized by After graduating from the military academy of Spain, he served in the Negociado de Contrebucion Territorial before entering office at the Administracion de Hacienda Publica.
During the Filipino Revolution, Crame served in a battalion of volunteers organized by the Spanish army as a private, corporal, and sergeant from 1896 to 1898. He rose to the rank of captain.
When Manila police were notified, he was one of dozens of officers who had lost their jobs; only four captains were left by the colonial government. When the Americans formed the Philippine Constabulary (PC) in 1902, Captain Alkinson invited Crame to join.
He started the rank of fourth-class in- spector but quickly ascended as lieutenant in 1903, captain in 1905, lieutenant colonel and associate director in 1907, and full colonel and comrade in 1914. In December 1917, Crame made history when he was crowned the head of a costume.
He also earned the rank of brigadier general. Crame was known all over the country for his excellent PC leadership and successful campaign against criminal organizations in the provinces and for helping to suppress a coup in Manila in 1921.
He died on 1 January 1927 and was buried in the La Loma Cemetery in Manila. In 2003, his remains were transferred from La Loma and placed in the Heroes Cemetery in Taguig City.