Sheriff Williams and his deputies teamed up with @phillypolice officers from the 25th District for Councilwoman @mariaqsanchez Annual Operation Thanksgiving. Deputies helped collect and deliver food to churches, schools and community members in need of some help.
Be safe out there while driving, walking or riding a bike, warns this Deputy Sheriff Officer from our Bike Patrol. The roads and snowfall are worse than expected.
A contingent of military veterans and other officers from the Sheriff’s Office will proudly walk in today’s Philadelphia Veterans Parade and Festival. Hope to see you out there. #veteransparade
Thanks to 18th St. Apothecary and the office of State Rep. Angel Cruz with whom our deputies helped collect unwanted medications Saturday for the DEA's National Take Back Day. People safely disposed of expired prescription drugs to ensure they not end up in the wrong hands.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. our deputies will assist in the DEA’s Take Back Day collecting unwanted or expired medication at the office of State Rep. Angel Cruz at 3503 N. B Street & 18th Street Apothecary at 113 S. 18th St. More info: takebackday.dea.gov
Philly Sheriff Hiring 50 New Deputies. Williams told City Council in budget hearings that the office has become more efficient, stating in May 2018, they collected $61.3 million in the year prior – three times their budget – and $250 million since 2013. Full story available in today’s @metrophilly
With Halloween approaching, Sheriff Jewell Williams is reminding parents to keep their children and their communities safe. Sadly – children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year…according to statistics. Don’t be a statistic: Here are some tips to help keep kids safe: • Children should wear bright or reflective colors – even if not in a costume • They should not wear masks that restrict their vision • Walk on sidewalks or paths, not in the street (unless there is no sidewalk, then walk facing traffic) • Cross the streets at corners and pay attention to the traffic signals – and they should look left before crossing – then right and then left again. • If they trick or trick after dark, please make sure to carry a flashlight. According to national statistics from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), between 2012 and 2016, 44% of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes on Halloween night involved a drunk driver. Children out trick-or-treating, and those accompanying them, are also at risk, as 14% of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween night involved impaired drivers. In Pennsylvania, between 2012 and 2016, 23 % of pedestrian fatalities on Halloween night involved an intoxicated driver. If you plan to drink on Halloween, please be responsible. Have a designated driver, use public transportation, a taxi, or a ride-sharing service. Let’s stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!
State Rep. Mike O’Brien was a true public servant who I was proud to work alongside in the Pennsylvania legislature. He worked hard for, and cared deeply about his district and his community. He will be missed. -Sheriff Jewell Williams
The Sheriff’s Office is hiring 50 Deputy Sheriffs. Men and women are encouraged to register now to receive an application form on Dec. 31. Here is the site to visit to register http://www.officeofphiladelphiasheriff.com/en/15-news/323-job-announcement
Sheriff Jewell Williams was honored Sunday, Sept. 30. by the Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture. The group's 12th Recognition Banquet was held at the Oaks Ballroom in Glenolden, PA. I am grateful to be recognized by Bill Baggett and everyone at the Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture, said Sheriff Williams. I was proud to be honored alongside such other prominent members of our community and celebrate with them at a wonderful event, Williams said. Other honorees included Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Common Pleas Court Judge The Hon. Jonathan Q. Irvine, Rev. Dr. William J. King and Edward Williams.