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A Message from the Suffolk County Sheriff

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Dr. Errol Toulon, Jr.

"Welcome to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office website. I am proud of the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Sheriff's Office. We are honored to serve and protect the residents of Suffolk County. As your Sheriff, I have made it my priority to protect public safety, speak up and against the grain to do what I know is right, and raise the bar of accountability through robust training, supervision, and adherence to high standards. Throughout my 30-year career in law enforcement, I have also come to believe in the power of community input in government, volunteerism behind the bars, and how correctional institutions can change lives for the better. One of my proudest achievements since taking office is the creation of the S.T.A.R.T. Resource Center on the grounds of the Yaphank Jail. I hope that as you scroll through our website, it will provide you with the information you are seeking, and much more."

Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Suffolk County Sheriff
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Quick Links

Re-entry Services Available to all Justice-Involved Individuals and Families.

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A New Perspective with Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office has produced a television program that can be seen on government access stations on Long Island.  

Episode 1 is about the Sheriff's START Resource Center.  Watch it now to learn how the Sheriff's Office is protecting public safety by emphasizing community connections for justice-involved individuals.

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In the Spotlight


Suffolk County Sheriff's Office
Internship Program

Hands-on Experience

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office offers a college internship program for students who have a strong interest in law enforcement and/or are currently enrolled in criminal justice courses. The program is designed to give an in-depth working view of the Sheriff's Office, offering a broad spectrum of work areas which contain different aspects of law, both criminal and civil. The program runs during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Spring and fall semesters run a 16-week program and the summer semester runs for 13-weeks.


Now accepting applications for the Summer Internship Program. 


Summer Session
Application Dates: April 15 - May 15
Starts: the Wednesday after Memorial Day (13 weeks)

For more information click here or email Samantha Graviano at

Typically included in the internship program:

  • The Community Relations Unit offers students an overview of how a law enforcement agency helps the county’s citizens understand the Sheriff’s Office, while at the same time offers support and assistance to Suffolk County residents with a variety of community programs.

  • The District Court & Unified Courts provide the students with a working knowledge of the processing of inmates at the district court and how all the courts work together.

  • Facility Tours allow interns to tour the Riverhead and Yaphank facilities and get an understanding of the Correction Officers’ responsibilities and duties and to have an understanding of the Suffolk County Correctional Facilities and system.

  • The Marine Bureau provides the students with the knowledge, duties and responsibilities of the SCSO Marine Unit.

  • The Firearms Bureau provides the students with the knowledge of training SCSO officers and other law enforcement agencies including preparation of training schedules and monitoring firearms records.

  • The Civil Bureau shows the students the “Civil Laws” and how the Sheriff’s Office links to all court orders.

  • The Personnel Investigation Bureau has a very important role in the internship, as every intern will learn exactly what procedures are followed to hire law enforcement or civilian personnel.

  • The Domestic Violence Unit provides our intern's information and first-hand experience on how important community assistance is to a law enforcement agency.

  • Ride Alongs allow interns to ride along with a Deputy Sheriff to gain knowledge of patrol procedures and enforcement of traffic laws.

Social Media

Be sure to follow the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office on our social media
sites to see up-to-date information. 

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