History was made when Rochelle Bilal, a former cop and civic leader in Philadelphia, is now poised to become the fist woman elected to city sheriff after beating two-term incumbent Jewell Williams, according to NBC 10. Since no Republican candidate is running in the Nov. 5 general election, she is set to become sheriff in January.
She has served as head of the Guardian Civic League during her 27 years as a police officer, which represents black officers.
“In my administration, we are not going to have that,” Bilal told NBC Philadelphia in an interview in April of the allegations that have dogged Williams. “I have no tolerance for harassment, against women or men.”
The sheriff’s office is responsible for courthouse security, prisoner transports, house auctions, and serving citizens with certain court documents, including evictions. Roughly 400 employees work for the office, which had a $26 million budget this year.
She shares her vision for Philly’s Sheriffs office with NBC 10, which you can watch here.
Source: NBC 10