Today, and everyday, we strive to honor the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect our country.
Congratulations to our newest Deputy Sheriff Officers, who were sworn-in Monday by Sheriff Jewell Williams. This class of officers is named in honor of late Sheriff’s Office Inspector Michael Saia. These six deputies are the first of nearly 50 new officers being hired by the Sheriff’s Office this year. The next group of deputies will be sworn-in in June. Sheriff Williams is pictured along with the new deputies as well as Chief Inspector Jennifer Algarin-Barnes and Deputy Chief Paris Washington.
Sheriff Jewell Williams and Benjamin Hayllar, chief deputy sheriff of administration and finance, appeared before City Council this week to request a Fiscal Year 2020 budget allocation comparable to the previous year. Councilmembers Greenlee, Taubenberger, and Domb praised the office for its work in securing courthouses, including City Hall, transporting prisoners and its community efforts.
Deputies from the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office will be on-hand at two prescription medication collection sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019. The officers will assist the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Takeback Initiative, which asks people to drop off expired, or unwanted prescription medications, no questions asked, at the District Office of Council President Darrell Clarke (2815 Ridge Avenue) and at the 18th Street Apothecary (113 S. 18th Street.). Proper disposal helps to avoid misuse, abuse and overdoses of these drugs often stored in home medicine cabinets. They are a leading cause of accidental poisoning for children and may also be harmful for adults. Flushed or trashed medications can end up polluting our waters. All medications collected will be safely disposed of or destroyed by the DEA. Please stop by and drop off your expired or unwanted medications and say hello to our deputies.
“Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities have agreed to halt arrests of migrants inside Philadelphia courthouses, as part of an accord that defines how agents may enter and act in the halls of justice, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The new procedure, to take effect Monday, requires plainclothes ICE agents to identify themselves to sheriff’s deputies at the front-door security stations, to reveal whether they are armed, and to state where in the building they intend to go. Those deputies will alert their supervisors, who could contact the judge in the courtroom to which the agent is headed, said Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Paris Washington... The new guidelines come five days after The Inquirer reported on a March 21 incident in which an ICE agent, dressed in a Muhammad Ali T-shirt in a Criminal Justice Center courtroom, flashed a badge at a public defender and asked the lawyer about his client. Full story from @phillyinquirer @phillydotcom : https://www.philly.com/news/ice-immigration-immigrants-courts-arrests-sheriffs-department-20190405.html
Philly Sheriff tells feds: ICE agents must now identify themselves to deputies in city courtrooms. Full story at https://www.philly.com/news/ice-immigrant-immigration-philly-sheriff-jewell-williams-20190402.html
Sheriff Jewell Williams informs Homeland Security that ICE agents must identify themselves if working inside a Philadelphia courtroom.
Our most sincere thank you to Rachel Moyer and the Gregory W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund for the generous and potentially life-saving donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine to the Sheriff’s Office. Ms. Moyer started the foundation in 2001 after her 15-year-old son Greg died during a high school basketball game. Moyer believes if an AED machine had been in the school at the time, along with someone trained to use it, that it could have saved her son’s life. Her organization has donated 5,500 AED machines to schools and law enforcement agencies nationwide and have trained more than 23,000 people in CPR. Rachel Moyer is pictured here with Doug Bliler, of Cardiac Science, Deputy Chief Paris Washington and Sheriff Jewell Williams.
Yesterday we partnered with @PHLVeterans to distributing over a thousand sheets,blankets and pillow cases generously donated from the @HiltonGardenInn Philadelphia. These items were delivered to vererans in need at the Veterans Multi-Service Center @vm_center @ProjectHOME and Fresh Start. Special thanks to @carloaragoncillo @vetsinthehood_philly @eddiemac83 and @judymarieburns and @americanredcross for all of your hard work and assistance in this outreach event.
We are happy to share the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office 2018 Annual Report. Some highlights include: -$53.6M in delinquent taxes and fees collected for the City of Philadelphia. -Nearly $3.8M refunded to former property owners who were owed money from a Sheriff Sale thanks to our Defendants Asset Recovery Team. -7,263 properties sold through Sheriff Sale -8,551 warrants served, and 4,300 arrests made. -71,939 trips made to transport prisoners to local courts and facilities. -11,425 free gun locks distributed Please visit our website (link in bio ) to read the annual report.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Lt. Juan Perez, of the Philadelphia Police Department, who has died after a battle with cancer. Lt. Perez, who was close with many of our officers, is seen here with his loyal K-9 partner Bane.
We are very proud of Deputy Sheriff Mike Terry who made good on a promise to take a local teen and his family to a Villanova basketball game. Deputy Terry recently encountered Kyle Tucker when the special needs student was lost in Northeast Philadelphia. Deputy Terry, who was off-duty at the time, safely returned Kyle to his parents. Deputy Terry received a commendation from Sheriff Jewell Williams for his selfless service and also gained new friends in Kyle and his family. Next up, they'll take in the Sixers and soon the Adventure Aquarium. Please take a minute to read the article below from Jan Hefler and philly.com. There aren't enough feel-good stories out there these days, and this one makes us feel great about our team. https://www.philly.com/news/villanova-basketball-deputy-sheriff-mike-terry-lost-teen-kyle-tucker-20190302.html