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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 more than 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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Due to the ongoing County IT issues, please bear with us as we work to accommodate your appointment and get you checked in.


Visits are limited to two adult visitors per inmate.

Only those adults who are scheduled for the visit will be
allowed on the grounds of the correctional facility.


To schedule a visit, call Visiting Reservations at

(631) 852-1893 or (631) 852-1894.


***The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office issues pistol licenses for the five eastern towns of Suffolk County. If you live west of Riverhead, please contact the Suffolk County Police Department to apply for your license.***

Pistol License is now taking appointments to accept new applications starting Monday, November 14, 2022. Everyone submitting a new application must call 631-852-2233 to make an appointment.

The Sheriff's Office Pistol License Section is open for:

Amendments (including conversion to Carry Concealed)

Purchase Vouchers

Firearm acquisition

Firearm disposal (sales/transfers)


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Start Your New Career with the Sheriff's Office!

The Civil Service test for Correction Officer I will be given on January 21, 2023. Register by December 14, 2022. For more information on salary, benefits, and job requirements, please click on the image.

Due to the ongoing county IT issues, please visit and scroll down to Civil Service for directions on how to register.

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Keefe Commissary Service:

Money can now be placed in an inmate’s commissary account for the purchase of items through the Keefe Commissary Service. There are a number of items that can be purchased, from food to sundries, providing there are no restrictions placed on the inmate.

Money can be applied to an inmate’s account in the following ways:

  1. Any money that is brought in by an inmate is placed in their commissary account at the time of booking.

  2. Money orders sent to an inmate will be deposited in the inmate’s account. No personal checks are accepted.

  3. Cash, credit, or debit cards can be deposited into the kiosks located in both the Riverhead and Yaphank Visiting lobbies.

  4. Deposits can be made via the internet by credit or debit at or by calling 1-866-345-1884.

Please note: There is a fee for using the service that will reduce the amount of money placed in the account. Money put in the account will be available in approximately 15 minutes or sooner. There is a limit of $100 per deposit.

If there is money left in the commissary account at the time the inmate is released, that money is returned to them at the time of release in the form of a debit card. Information regarding this debit card can be found here.


Acceptable Forms of Identification include the following:
• A valid state driver’s license
• A valid state driver’s permit
• DMV Non-driver license identification card
• U.S. Military ID
• Foreign Passport (in English) with photo ID

If you are an immediate family member (parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, aunt, uncle, or child,) and you do not possess any of the acceptable forms of identification for visitation, please call the START Resource Center at (631)-852-5391. The START resource center staff will advise and make every effort to assist you in obtaining proper identification documents.

Note: Costs incurred by obtaining documents shall be borne on the visitor and/or incarcerated individual.

You must be 18 years old to visit alone. Persons under 18 years old must be accompanied by their parent, a documented legal guardian, or have a signed Parental Acknowledgement Form on file signed by the incarcerated individual to be permitted on the facility property. The original birth certificate or court documentation is required for all children.

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.  

In Episode 3, Sheriff Toulon speaks with John Feal of the FealGood Foundation, Town of Smithtown Supervisor Ed Werheim, Town of Smithtown Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo, and Town of Smithtown Councilman Tom Lohmann about local 9/11 memorials and their own experiences 20 years ago.

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