We had a great meeting this afternoon with nearly 50 clergy from all across Philadelphia about taking part in our Sheriff's Council of Clergy. We regularly get calls from ministers telling us abut problems befalling members of their congregation, and asking how we can help. Our churches and other houses of worship are great venues where we can help serve the community through education about how to participate in Sheriff Sales, how to avoid foreclosure and even how fugitives with open warrants might turn themselves in. The Sheriff's Office is also starting a Chaplains Service to help our officers in times of crisis and to be a liaison with communities of faith. For any religious leaders who are interested in becoming Sheriff's Chaplains, you may contact our office through this page or by calling Deputy Chief Kevin Lamb at 215-686-3530. ·
Sergeant O’Leary and his partner K9 Blair competed in the annual United States Police Canine Association this weekend. The two day competition was held in Glen Mills, Pa. With thirty dogs in attendance from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Sergeant O’Leary and his partner received a field trial plaque and certification for the overall competition. They achieved 2nd place for the overall team competition and 3rd place for the criminal apprehension events!
Council President Darrell Clarke helping to spread our Let’s Talk It Out, Don’t Shoot it Out campaign at Saturday’s Strawberry Mansion Day festivities at Mander Playground.
Some photos from Operation Night Sweep, a multi-county warrant raid that took place overnight Friday morning and resulted in capturing 17 fugitives wanted for criminal and civil charges. Sheriff Williams thanked his staff as well as our partners in the @pastatepolice @phillypolice @delcosheriff Bucks County Sheriff’s Office and @ChesterCountySheriffsOffice who assisted our team in the raid. Nearly $170K in delinquent child support was represented by these arrests as were criminal harmed such as aggravated assault, robbery, firearm violations and other offenses. #lawenforcementfamily #Sheriff #warrantofficer
Our Deputy Sheriffs delivered school some back to school supplies to North Philadelphia's Bobbie Floyd who recently adopted six siblings in order to keep a family together. Thank you Ms. Floyd. We need more hometown heroes like her.
Thank you to those who turned in firearms at our Gun Buy Back event this morning @officialunlimitedshop on Broad & York. We appreciated the visits from Mothers In Charge, @sensharifstreet and other neighbors who were happy to see guns taken off our city streets.
Join us on Saturday at @officialunlimitedshop for a gun buy back event. Get a $75 gift card for each working firearm turned in. Help us get guns off the streets. Let’s talk it out, don’t shoot it out.
Sheriff Williams joined Councilwoman @mariaqsanchez Friday at her Back to School community event at Collazo Playground.
Gay Pride drew festival participants to Sheriff’s info table
Sheriff with Mark Segal and friend at Pride Day
Sheriff and Odunde Organizer Bumi Fernandez