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15 Jun 2018

Sheriff’s Office reaches out to Philadelphia’s communities as summer begins

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June 15, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams celebrates Philly Pride Day with PGN publisher Mark Segal and friend. (Photo: Courtesy Office of the Sheriff)

 

The Office of the Sheriff will inform and help promote a safer summer for all Philadelphia residents by reaching out to communities across the city. 

This weekend, Sheriff Jewell Williams, staff and deputies distributed information about office services, gave away free gunlocks and were present to answer community questions at several events in various parts of the city:

  • The Northwest:  Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ Community Day in Vernon Park, Saturday June 10
  • South Philly:  Pennovation Center 2nd Annual Job Fair, 3401 Grays Ferry Ave, Saturday June 10
  • South Philly:  43rd Annual Odunde Festival, the nation’s largest African American street festival
  • Center City:  Philly Pride Day, Celebrating Philadelphia’s LGBT Community at Penn’s Landing

Sheriff’s Office represents at Councilwoman Cindy Bass’ Community Day with Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel (at left). (Photo: Courtesy Office of the Sheriff)

Throughout the summer of 2018, the Sheriff’s Office will make it a priority to get free gunlocks into the hands of families with small children, using Philadelphia’s rich tradition of street and ethnic festivals and community outreach events to push a public safety message:  Got a Gun, Get a Lock. 

Gunlocks have been proven to be an effective prevention device and protection against childhood accidental shootings. 

The Sheriff is also determined to help citizens find out more about the operation of the Sheriff’s Office, about opportunities to buy properties at Sheriff’s Sales, and to give residents with questions about properties involved in the Sheriff Sale process a chance to find the answers they deserve. 

Sheriff Jewell Williams with Odunde organizer and CEO Bumi Fernandez. (Photo: Courtesy Office of the Sheriff)

The public is welcome to join us at Upcoming events on the Sheriff’s Office Summer Calendar that include:

  • Saturday, June 16th, Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 14th Annual Health Fair, 2001 West Lehigh Ave, 10am
  • Saturday, June 16th, 24th Police District Community Day 3399 Aramingo Avenue, Old Pathmark Parking Lot, 10am
  • Saturday, June 23, Juneteenth Parade and Freedom festival, Market Street Parade ending at Penn’s Landing, 12pm
  • Thursday June 28th, Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Advisory Committee, Rebuilding Communities Fair, 6pm

For more information about the Sheriff ‘s Office, visit our website www.phillysheriff.com.

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