Sheriff Bilal to co-host Crime/Violence Prevention Summit

Sheriff Bilal to co-host Crime/Violence Prevention Summit

Sheriff Rochelle Bilal is the first woman and African American elected to the office. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal, in partnership with state Sen. Sharif Street, will hold a town hall on Nov. 5 dedicated to understanding and overcoming the continuing wave of crime and violence bedeviling the City of Philadelphia and its residents.


The town hall, which will take place on Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Esperanza College, 4261, N. Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19140.


The Crime and Violence Prevention Town Hall, hosted by the bipartisan and bicameral Community Safety and Crime Prevention Caucus of the Pennsylvania Legislature, will feature city and state politicians, law enforcement officials, and community support groups and violence interrupters, and will be a central part of the push in Harrisburg to direct more federal funds to make the city safer.


“I welcome the opportunity to partner with Sen. Sharif Street on this crucial issue that affects all Philadelphians. We must make our voices heard, not just to let residents know that we are exploring all options to make their city safer, but that we are taking their very real concerns to the powers that be in the state Capitol. If there is a plan to make it safer for our children to play in the park, to make it safer for our seniors to sit on their porches – and there is money to execute that plan – then we need to make sure they fund it.” – Sheriff Rochelle Bilal


About the Office of The Sheriff of Philadelphia

As the pandemic continues, the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office wants to ensure that Philadelphia residents can remain in their homes, which is why the Sheriff’s office supports any programs that help residents. It is important that Philadelphia residents contact the Sheriff’s office if they believe they have been illegally evicted by someone who was impersonating a Deputy Sheriff. The Sheriff’s office will also continue to host food giveaways and virtual town halls to answer any questions that residents may have. If there are any questions that a resident may have, they can reach out to the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office at 215-686-3560 or 215-686-3542.


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