“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
Sheriff Jewell Williams spoke at Wednesday’s ceremony raising the flag of the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 at City Hall. He is joined by our Honor Guard and other officers and ranking Latino members of our team.
The Sheriff's Office will participate in Council President Darrell Clarke's homeownership seminar to help answer questions for people with tangled deeds, living in heir property, or with tax or mortgage issues. It takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 27 at the R.W. Brown Community Center 1701 N. 8th Street.
In celebration of Black History Month, we honor pioneering African American Law enforcement officers. Pictured here are Georgia Robinson, who became the nation’s first African American woman police officer in 1916. She worked for the LAPD. Bass Reeves was the first African-American Deputy U.S. Marshal, appointed in 1875. Abraham Bolden, appointed by President John F. Kennedy in 1960, was the first African American Secret Service agent and Willie Williams, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner later became the top cop in Los Angeles.