Sheriff Attends First Session of City Council

Sheriff Jewell Williams attends first City Council meeting of 2016 called to order by City Council President Darrell Clarke.  Deputies from the Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff are on duty guarding all attending the Council  meetings.

The Sheriff takes the Pledge against Domestic Violence

Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams takes the Pledge against Domestic Violence at the 8th Annual iPLEDGE press conference on Thursday, October 8 in Love Park hosted by Women Against Abuse.

"I Pledge to raise my voice against violence," said Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (center at podium) and Sheriff Jewell Williams (to right of Hughes) along with hundreds of participants.

Also participating:  Councilwoman Marion Tasco (right of Williams), Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez (left of Senator Hughes) and newly elected State Represenative Jooanna McClinton to right of Quinones Sanchez.

Sheriff's Office Closed for Papal Visit

The Office of the Philadelphia Sheriff will be closed on Wednesday, September 23rd through Monday, September 28th due to the restrictions being enforced for the Papal Visit. 

Sheriff Office Announces New Start Time for All Foreclosure Sales


The Office of the Sheriff announced today a change to the Monthly Foreclosure Sales held in the First District Plaza building at 3801 Market Street in Philadelphia.

Starting January 5,2016, “ALL SALES”  will start at 9AM.

This will allow us to accommodate the increase in properties being brought to sale and provide us the opportunity to close out the sale processes by the end of the business day.


Sheriff Jewell Williams visited a first grade class at Albert Greenfield Elementary School for Career Day today.

During his visit, Sheriff Williams inducted the first graders in to his Deputy Sheriff's Posse and asked the students to take an anti-bullying pledge.

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