Bernardo was born in a Puerto Rican environment to Chino and Maria Ramos in 1972. At school Bernardo liked to play football with his friends. He preferred to do more physical things rather than the more educational. He decided at age 19 that he wanted to be a police officer and went to police academy.
Bernardo suffered months of pain at the police academy, but pulled through. He started off as Junior Officer Ramos, he was treated poorly by his superirors, but Bernardo showed the police force who he was, and was promoted to Police Chief Ramos several years later.