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Mission Statement

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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 professional, 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

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