PHILADELPHIA, PA:  Philadelphia Sheriff-elect Rochelle Bilal has named Dr. Louis Valori of Parsippany to help lead her 23-member transition team and implement her goals when she takes office in January 2020.  

Bilal announced Valori as co-chair of her transition team last week in Center City as she vowed to remove “the dark cloud that has hovered over the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office for decades.”  Valori will work to advance Bilal’s policies and procedures and improve the efficiency and engagement of the more than 400-member Sheriff’s department. 

Bilal is a 27-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and secretary of the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP.  She instructed recruits at the Philadelphia Police Training Center and served in the Special Victim’s Unit and on the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas task force, an interagency partnership that includes city, state and federal law enforcement throughout Delaware Valley.   

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Valori is a leading voice in organizational management and Owner and CEO of The Valori Group -- a team of industry experts specializing in investigations, security, private risk management, media relations, executive training and governmental services.  He is a 28-year decorated veteran and retired Lieutenant Colonel Military Police in the U.S. Army Reserves and former Sergeant with the Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey Police Department.  Valori also served as Township Council President in Parsippany. 

Bilal defeated two-term incumbent Jewell Williams in November and will assume the office in January 6, 2020 as the first elected African American female sheriff in Philadelphia’s history.