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The Sheriff is responsible for overseeing security in all six public court buildings located in Philadelphia. This includes protecting witnesses, juries, judges, defendants and the public. Also, the Sheriff oversees the Fugitive Warrant Unit that works to bring individuals into court who have had warrants issued to them. The Sheriff is also responsible for overseeing the process of foreclosure and selling properties that have been foreclosed upon at a Sheriff’s Sale.

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    Rochelle Bilal

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What is your top priority for Sheriff’s Office?

As Sheriff, my top priorities upon entry is to implement policies and programs to reduce the number of homes going through foreclosure. These programs will keep homeowners in their homes and maintain their financial viability and will serve to enhance and stabilize the Philadelphia economy. The foreclosure losses will be mitigated by 1) addressing recent changes to HMDA (it’s effect on homeowners) 2) addressing disparities in the conciliation program and 3) addressing the “reassessment of damages”- a foreclosure action. 4) to ensure all evictions are legal by the court and that every employee has information from non-profit organizations and support agencies to safeguard those displaced are not left out in the streets post an eviction. Last but certainly not least, the Bilal Administration will implement a zero-tolerance policy for all employees without fear of retaliation.