Nearly 100 members of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office were recognized or promoted by newly installed Sheriff Rochelle Bilal last Thursday at a ceremony at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5 headquarters.
More than 200 family members were in attendance for the historic event. Elected last November, Bilal is the first women elected to that office on a fulltime basis.
“This was an important ceremony for the employees of the sheriff’s office and it was long overdue,” Bilal said. “The ceremony was a great opportunity to build the morale the new rank and file employees, especially with the new administration transitioning into the sheriff’s office.”
Like most things in 2020, The Philadelphia Tribune’s Women of Achievement celebration looked a little different this year. The event, which was previously held at Philadelphia’s prestigious Union League, went digital this year in response to the pandemic.
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