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  • Mission Statment | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    Mission Statement The mission of the Sheriff’s Office is to provide the highest quality services to improve community safety, protect life and property, reduce crime, and reduce the fear of crime in Suffolk County, New York. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office shall maintain safe, secure, and orderly correctional facilities and a competent and trained staff committed to ensuring proper care, custody, treatment, supervision, and discipline for all persons committed to the care and custody of the Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office and its employees, both sworn and civilian, pledge to work in partnership with the community, to be responsive to community concerns, and conduct its public services efficiently and effectively, consistent with its legal authority, budgeted resources, and with the highest level of professionalism. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office strives to maintain the highest standards of excellence by utilizing best practices, innovative training methods, and the latest technology to create a safer environment for Suffolk County residents. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office shall maintain crime prevention and inmate rehabilitation as its primary goals while vigorously pursuing those who commit crimes. The Sheriff's Office strives to develop a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. The following core values shall guide the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office and assist in ensuring that our employees maintain personal and professional behavior: • Human Life – Above all else, the Sheriff’s Office strives to protect human life. • Integrity and Trust – The Sheriff’s Office values honesty, fairness, respect, and the consistent application of objective standards by its employees. • Pride and Professionalism – The Sheriff’s Office consciously and consistently demonstrates a commitment to the profession. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to becoming the profession’s benchmark through constant attention to self-improvement and the development of optimum agency services focused on quality performance and results. • Community Service – The Sheriff’s Office is committed to public service and improving the quality of life in Suffolk County through community partnerships and mutual accountability. • Problem Solving – The Sheriff’s Office values utilizing a teamwork approach to facilitate individual and group creativity to accomplish substantive long-term solutions to community problems. Dated this 1st day of February, 2021 ​

  • Civilian Opportunities | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    CIVILIAN OPPORTUNITIES There are an array of opportunities available as a civilian employee of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office including but not limited to: ​ Assistant to the Sheriff Administrative Assistant Public Information Officer Director of Human Resources Director of Personnel/Payroll Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director Neighborhood Aid ID Technicians Research Analyst Mechanic s Accounting Clerk Payroll/Personnel Jail Cook Public Service Dispatchers Community Relations Coordinator Office Assistant Medical Professionals Mental Health Professionals and many more... Visit the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service here to take a current exam and start the process of joining the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.

  • Sandy Hook Promise "Start With Hello"

    Sandy Hook Promise "Start With Hello" In December of 2017, then Sheriff-Elect Errol Toulon, Jr. attended a gala in New York City for the Sandy Hook Promise Organization. There he met with Mark Barden, one of the founders of Sandy Hook Promise and the father of Daniel, one of the young children killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Sheriff Toulon was so moved by this organization, that out of something tragic, built a school safety program which empowers students, teachers, and the community to become empowered bystanders. Upon taking office in January 2018, his first priority was to partner with Sandy Hook Promise to bring their programming to all Suffolk County schools. Start With Hello, which is geared for students in grades K-12, teaches children, teens and young adults how to be more socially inclusive and connected to one another. ​ Social isolation is the feeling of being left out, lonely and treated like you are invisible. At every school and in every community there are children who feel like they have no friends and quietly suffer through each day especially at lunchtime and other moments where friends gather together. Young people who are isolated can become a victim of bullying, violence and/or depression. As a result, many people pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development and/or choose to hurt themselves or others. ​ Sandy Hook Promise.jpg Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon would like to remember all the victims lost on December 14, 2012 in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Sheriff Toulon looks back on that day and why he is passionate about making sure it doesn't happen again. Start with Hello teaches students, educators, parents and other community leaders to make sure that no one eats alone. This simple action instills the power and reward of social inclusion – that when you see someone alone at lunch (or across any other experience), say hello, introduce yourself, ask them to join you. Know the Signs People who are at-risk of hurting themselves or others often show signs and signals before an act of violence takes place. When you don’t know what to look for, it can be easy to miss signs, or dismiss them as unimportant, sometimes with tragic consequences. ​ It’s important to know that one warning sign on its own does not mean a person is planning an act of violence. But when many connected or cumulative signs are observed over a period of time, it could mean that the person is heading down a pathway towards violence or self-harm. By knowing the signs, you have the power to intervene and get help for that person. Your actions can save lives. ​ Start With Hello educates students on how to be more socially inclusive to prevent feelings of social isolation, feelings of being left out or unnoticed, further preventing the risk of school violence.​ Request a Presentation The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office has 8 officers specially trained to present this presentation. They are available to meet with school faculty prior to showing the presentation to students to answer any questions. They meet with students grades K-12 to show the presentation. In September of 2019, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office will start presenting this program.​ For more information on the Sandy Hook Promise "Start With Hello" Program or to book a presentation, please fill out the contact form below and someone will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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  • SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF TO INCREASE DISTRACTED DRIVING PATROLS DURING DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2024 Suffolk County Sheriff to Increase Distracted Driving Patrols During Distracted Driving Awareness Month Sheriff’s Office Joins NHTSA Campaign to Remind Drivers: Put the Phone Away or Pay (Suffolk County, NY) — During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the national “Put the Phone Away or Pay” high-visibility enforcement effort. From April 4-8, 2024, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be joining law enforcement agencies across New York State to conduct enhanced enforcement of texting and distracted-driving laws. According to NHTSA, nearly 32,483 people died in distraction-affected crashes over the ten-year period from 2011 to 2020. In 2022, there were 330,842 deaths linked to driver distraction and an additional 289,310 people injured in traffic crashes involving distracted driving. “Distracted driving is a leading cause of vehicle crashes on our county’s roads, and most of this distraction is attributed to texting while driving,” said Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. “Beginning this week, our Deputy Sheriffs will be further increasing efforts to stop drivers from distracted driving. If you text and drive in Suffolk County, we will pull you over and you will be fined.” Violating New York’s distracted-driving laws can be costly. A first-time violation of this law is a traffic infraction with a fine between 50 and 200 dollars as well as 5 points on your license. Upon conviction of a second violation, both within 18 months, the fine is between 50 and 250 dollars as well as 5 points. Upon conviction of a third violation, all within an 18-month period, the fine is between 50 and 450 dollars as well as 5 points. Many drivers are guilty of a “double standard” when it comes to distracted driving. In its 2022 Traffic Safety Culture Index, the AAA Foundation reported that while nearly 93% of drivers believed it was very or extremely dangerous to read a text or email while driving, nearly 40% drivers admitted to doing so within the previous 30 days. Suffolk County Sheriff Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. and NHTSA urge drivers to put their phones away when behind the wheel. If you need to text, pull over and do not drive while doing so. If you are the driver, follow these steps for a safe driving experience: If you are expecting a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location. Once you are safely off the road and parked, it is safe to text. Ask your passenger to be your “designated texter.” Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages. Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving. Cell phone use is habit-forming. Struggling to not text and drive? Activate your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” feature, or put your phone in the trunk, glove box, or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your destination. Texting while driving is dangerous and illegal. For more information, visit www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/distracted-driving. ###

  • SUFFOLK SHERIFF WELCOMES NEWEST K9 TO THE RANKS

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2024 SUFFOLK SHERIFF WELCOMES NEWEST K9 TO THE RANKS ***** Deputy Sheriff K9 Hondo found missing teen just weeks after completing training. ***** (YAPHANK, NY): Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. welcomed the Sheriff’s Office’s newest K9, Hondo, today at a brief ceremony. Sheriff Toulon presented Hondo with his official shield, and Hondo showcased his skills including a drug search and an apprehension demonstration. “We are excited to welcome Hondo as our newest four-legged member of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.  Just weeks after his training he already completed a successful missing person search and we look forward to all the future investigative work he will do to keep our County safe,” said Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. Hondo is a 1-year-old German Shepard who received 8 months of training in detecting drugs, patrolling, and searching buildings and locating missing or wanted individuals. Hondo will also do traffic patrol with the Sheriff’s Office’s DWI Unit. Weeks after completing his 8-month training, Hondo assisted in tracking down a missing individual in Riverhead. He was vital in helping find the missing teenager who fled on foot from the County Court complex and was shortly found behind electrical components in a wooded area in the complex. Hondo joins a force of two other Deputy Sheriff K-9s and three Correction Office K-9s. (PHOTOS PROVIDED COURTESY OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE) ###

  • DEPUTY SHERIFFS ARREST MAN FOR DUMPING BOAT IN PINE BARRENS

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2024 (MANORVILLE, NY) On February 5, 2024, Deputy Sheriffs working with the Central Pine Barrens Commission made an arrest involving the dumping of a large boat in the Pine Barrens Core Preservation Area. Deputies arrested Timothy Hughes, 35, of Shirley, NY, for dumping a 24’ 1980 Century boat in the Pine Barrens Core Preservation Area at the end of North Weeks Ave. in Manorville. The boat was clearly visible from the Long Island Expressway. Working with the Central Pine Barrens Commission, Deputies were able to identify when the dumping occurred, as well as the vehicle Hughes used to transport the boat to the dump site. Hughes turned himself in to Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Deputies on February 5, 2024, and received an appearance ticket for Brookhaven Town Code 45-4K2 (Dumping Prohibited in the Pine Barrens). He is also being charged with a violation of Suffolk County Code 433-6 (stating that defendant “knowingly dump[ed]… offensive materials or conveyances including but not limited to aircraft, vehicles, vessels or the parts thereof” in the Suffolk County Pine Barrens.) This charge is a misdemeanor, and the defendant can be fined up to $10,000. The Town of Brookhaven Department of Recycling and Sustainable Materials Management promptly removed the boat. Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. commends his deputies for their hard work. “The Pine Barrens is one of Suffolk County’s greatest treasures. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office conducts regular enforcement of dumping cases in the Pine Barrens and brings bad actors to justice. I am proud of the investigatory work done by these Deputies to help keep the Pine Barrens the pristine area that it is.” Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Daniel J. Panico said, “The Town of Brookhaven has invested in a variety of new technologies to catch and curtail illegal dumping. There are a myriad of lawful methods to dispose of boats and the variety of items illegally dumped. In fact, Brookhaven Town residents can dispose of up to 500 lbs free of charge on Saturday’s at the landfill.  However, those who chose to illegally dump will be caught and prosecuted because all levels of government are now actively working together. I thank the Sheriff and his Deputies for their diligence and work - we value their partnership.” The mission of the Central Pine Barrens Commission is “to manage land use within the Central Pine Barrens to protect its vital groundwater and surface water and the region's vast and significant natural, agricultural, historical, cultural and recreational resources for current and future Long Island residents.” To report dumping in the Pine Barrens, please call 1-877-BARRENS. (PHOTOS PROVIDED COURTESY OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) ###

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