The Sheriff's Office and @AARP Experience Corps Philadelphia are partnering on a Book Drive, collecting new or gently-used children's books (Kindergarten to 4th Grade reading levels) at several locations through January 10th. The books will be then be distributed during several Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service events in January. The list of drop-off locations is on the photo. Thank you in advance for your donations.
If you're in the Hunting Park area, don't miss Haunted Hunting Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at 900 W. Hunting Park Ave. There's a Trunk-or-Treat, haunted hayride, giveaways and more fun.
Deputy Sheriff Officers J. L. Thomas and E. Marin helped the DEA’s National Take Back Day collection Saturday at the 18th Street Apothecary. The Sheriff’s Office also staffed another site for safe disposal of prescription and other medications, at Council President @darrell_clarke District Office.
Sheriff's Deputies will assist in the DEA's National Take Back collection of unused or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at the 18th Street Apothecary (113 S. 18th St.) and Council President @darrell_clarke District Office at 2815 Ridge Avenue. Proper disposal helps to prevent misuse, abuse or overdoses from unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs you may have in your home. Check around your cabinets, and come by and drop off any medications, no questions asked, for safe disposal.
Members of the Sheriff's Office family participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness walk on Sunday along the Parkway, where we also had a table distributing gun locks. Some wore shirts or buttons featuring a photo of Dante Austin, a beloved deputy sheriff who died by suicide in June.
Effective Monday, October 7, 2019, the Real Estate Department and Main Desks of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office will temporarily move from the 5th to the 15th Floor of the Land Title Building (100 S. Broad Street). Please enter through the Chestnut Street side of the Land Title Building, between Broad Street and 15th Street. All business transactions will be handled on the 15th Floor until further notice. Our hours of operation remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Sheriff’s Office was well represented in the Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday. Here are some of our contingent in the parade alongside community members as well as @mariaqsanchez, @sensharifstreet , and Police Commissioner Christine Coulter.
More than 20 Hispanic Deputy Sheriffs and other officers took part Thursday night in the Puerto Rican Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The Sheriff’s Office secured streets around the Church during the procession and also attended the service, which is part of the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations and a precursor to the annual Puerto Rican Parade, which takes place at noon Sunday along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Sheriff Jewell Williams will attend the parade, joined by Deputy Chief Michael Bastone and a number of Hispanic Deputies. They will march carrying a Puerto Rican flag Bastone brought home after he led a contingent of officers from the Sheriff's Office to assist with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria in 2017.
Sheriff Jewell Williams promoted more than a dozen uniformed officers of the Sheriff's Office this week. We wish to congratulate and recognize the hard work and achievements of the following officers: CAPTAINS COMMAND STAFF Captain Paul Fallen, Stout Criminal Justice Center Captain Willette Furtick, Philadelphia Family Court Captain Barbara McBride, Widener Building – Civil/Landlord Court Operations Captain Shaune Marshall, City Hall Detail Captain Nicole Nobles, Warrant Unit Operations LIEUTENANT SUPERVISORY COMMAND STAFF Lieutenant Josh Perez, Philadelphia Family Court Lieutenant James Bozarth, Warrant Unit Lieutenant William Moore, Warrant Unit Lieutenant William O’Leary Traffic Court-City Hall Detail SERGEANT SUPERVISORY COMMAND STAFF Sergeant Wilfrance Pouyes, Philadelphia Family Court Sergeant Broderick Fowler, Criminal Justice Center Sergeant Nicholas Pollarine, Criminal Justice Center Sergeant Robert Hunisch Philadelphia Traffic Court DEPUTY SHERIFF CIVIL ENFORCEMENT DIVISION Deputy Sheriff Jared Devine Deputy Sheriff Joseph Fargnoli Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Hans
Deputy Chief Michael Bastone and Sergeant Joshua Perez represented our office with Councilwoman @mariaqsanchez at her annual book bag drive to help distribute school supplies to community schools and organizations at the Harrowgate PAL Center.
Congratulations to our two newest Lieutenants. Craig Palmer and Daniel Greenwood were promoted yesterday from Sergeant. Lt. Palmer has served in the Sheriff's Office for 18 years, and Lt. Greenwood for 13. We thank them for their dedicated service.