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  • Sheriff's Office Chaplains | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    SHERIFF'S OFFICE CHAPLAINS The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Chaplaincy program was established on April 26, 2018, by Suffolk County Sheriff Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. The purpose of the Sheriff's Chaplaincy Program is to provide interfaith emotional and spiritual counsel to Sheriff's Office employees and their families du ring times of need and heightened stress and work in collaboration with the Interfaith Council. ​ The Sheriff’s Chaplaincy Program assists Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office employees by providing the followin g services: ​ ​ Render spiritual guidance, aid in fostering personal growth, and offer moral support in crisis situations, in an atmosphere of understanding and confidentiality. Counsel and support sworn officers, professional employees, and their family members, in personal matters and family difficulties, and provide referral resources when applicable. Visits to sick or injured officers in the hospital or at home when requested. Assist Sheriff’s Office personnel in making notifications to the families of officers who have been seriously injured, or upon the death of a member of the Sheriff’s Office. Participate in religious services for deceased members and offer support to the families of the deceased. Attend and offer prayers at official Sheriff’s Office functions: i.e. Memorial Services, graduations, and award ceremonies. All requests are coordinated through the Director of the Chaplains Program. When requested, assist Sheriff’s Office personnel (and the Crisis Intervention Team) in emergency situations such as multi-casualty incidents, officers shot or seriously injured, and during major disasters. In “emergency” situations an available Chaplain can be reached (24 hours) by phone, through the Radio Office Supervisor. In non-emergency situations, members may call on any Chaplain of their choice or, according to one’s individual religious affiliation. Although Sheriff’s Office Chaplains are affiliated with various religious denominations, they serve as Chaplains to the whole department in an ecumenical –interfaith role, regardless of an individual’s religious tradition or lack thereof. SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CHAPLAINS: Reverend John G. Fleischmann Read bio Sister Michelle Bremer Read bio Reverend Charles A. Coverdale Read bio Reverend James P. McLaughlin Read bio Reverend Daris A. Dixon-Clark Read bio Pastor Alex W. Bryant Read bio

  • Police Reform and Reinvention | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Police Reform & Reinvention Report The Sheriff's Office Reform and Reinvention Report Submitted to the Suffolk County Legislature on March 1, 2021. “The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is, and will continue to be, an agency driven to achieve excellence not by legislative mandate, but instead by its own standards and its obligation to the People of Suffolk County, New York.” - Sheriff Toulon Download the Report Send us Feeback Report Highlights On February 23, 2021, the Sheriff’s Office released its Interim Reform and Reinvention Report pursuant to New York State Executive Order 203. On March 1, the report was finalized and sent to the Suffolk County Legislature for the March 2, 2021 General Meeting. Read RESOLUTION NO -2021, ADOPTING THE SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REFORM AND REINVENTION REPORT (SHERIFF). Deputy Presiding Officer Robert Calarco has called for additional public hearings. See the Press Release for information and dates. The Reform and Reinvention Report report requires approval from the Suffolk County Legislature and must be sent to the Governor’s Office no later than April 1, 2021. Even though the process has advanced to the next stage, the public is encouraged and welcome to continue to submit comments, questions, and suggestions to Suffolk_Sheriff@suffolkcountyny.gov . The Sheriff’s Office followed State guidance by developing its evaluation and report in phases while collaborating with community stakeholders. In September, the Office began facilitating conversations with members of its newly formed Community Advisory Board (CAB) to gain a better understanding of the public’s understanding of the role of the Sheriff’s Office. The Office held six of these sessions between September and January, which included Sheriff’s Office presentations followed by discussion. In February, the Office hosted four additional community meetings and asked for feedback on a series of proposed reforms in the seven areas of “Reforming and Reinventing Correctional Services,” “Reforming and Reinventing Police Service,” “Community Engagement,” “Recruitment, Diversification, and Retention,” “Sheriff’s Office Training,” “Officer Wellness,” and “Internal Affairs.” The Sheriff’s Office is a reform-minded agency that has engaged with community partners in the non-profit, government, and educational sectors in substantive and collaborative ways over many years. The Office has five task forces comprised of community members, including the Sheriff’s Reentry Task Force with over 80 members, the Interfaith Council, the Community Advisory Board, the Deconstructing Task Force, and a small Student Advisory Board. Participants meet regularly with the County Sheriff and his staff and have played an integral role in shaping programs and policies for many years. Sheriff Toulon viewed the Reform and Reinvention process as a valuable opportunity to reflect on the progress the Office has made in recent years, understand public concerns, and plan for the future. It was also an opportunity to educate the public about the role of the Sheriff’s Office. “With so many police agencies operating in Suffolk, the general public doesn’t fully understand how we affect their lives and the services we provide,” said Sheriff Toulon. The first section of the 78-page report describes the responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office, its history, and how elected officeholders, Sheriff’s Office appointees, and long-time civil servants help shape policies. The report then discusses recent improvements in the 7 subject areas, noted deficiencies, goals, and recommendations, and public input. ​ Highlights of some of the proposed reforms include: START Resource Center staff frequently confront issues with locating safe housing for homeless individuals. It is recommended that community and government stakeholders work together to create workable solutions. The Sheriff’s Office has discussed the possibility of rehabilitating county-owned property for transitional housing and will work towards this goal in 2021. Inmates with severe mental illness have more intensive needs and more frequently recidivate upon release. The Sheriff’s Office plans to focus on this issue by creating a working group in 2021 to address the continuum of support required to protect public safety and connect human services with this high-risk population. During the Public Sessions, it was recommended that the Sheriff’s Office review its policies and procedures regarding the classification of transgender individuals in custody at the Suffolk County Correctional facility. It was further recommended that the Sheriff’s Office adopt policies and procedures that are more responsive to the needs of gender-expansive communities. In 2021, the Sheriff’s Office will examine relevant policies and practices, New York State Commission of Corrections’ regulations, and national best practices for the purpose of crafting a policy directive on Transgender, Intersex, Gender Non-Binary, and Gender, Nonconforming People in Custody. The Sheriff’s Office will create an internal Review Board tasked with evaluating each use of force report generated. The goal of the board will be to ensure that proper procedures and guidelines are followed and to learn from each incident. If needed, the Board could establish recommendations for new methods for handling similar incidents. This platform to potentially prevent future injury to our officers and defendants/inmates could be expanded to include other high liability incidents such as motor vehicle crashes. The Sheriff’s Office will implement a training program for Deputy Sheriffs to increase their understanding and awareness of the impact of trauma. The training will help them utilize trauma-informed practices in their interactions with children and adults. Deputy Sheriffs are charged with executing Family Court orders to remove children from their homes for reasons such as abuse and neglect. In addition to implementing trauma-informed training for Deputy Sheriffs, the Sheriff’s Office will work with community partners to develop a care package of items the officers could give to the children to ease the transition. The Sheriff’s Office will facilitate coordination between the START Resource Center and Deputy Sheriffs assigned to the courts. Deputy Sheriffs frequently encounter at-risk and vulnerable individuals. The START Resource Center could be an avenue to connect these individuals with human services. The Sheriff’s Office plans to create a section of the website in 2021 devoted to Police Division statistics on arrests and traffic stops. During the Public Sessions, a question was raised about the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to track racial and ethnic data during traffic stops. The Office is currently updating technology to ensure that race and ethnicity data will be captured. Furthermore, the Sheriff’s Office intends to conduct ongoing analysis of data captured regarding traffic stops and arrests to ensure all sworn members of the Sheriff’s Office are utilizing best practices to eliminate any potential bias and to protect public safety. During the Public Sessions, it was recommended that the Sheriff’s Office improve its data tracking relative to Deputy Sheriff’s use of language access services. In 2021, the Office will begin to post quarterly language access assistance utilization data on its website. During the Public Sessions, it was recommended that the Sheriff’s Office develop protocols and appropriate training to best handle traffic stops and other encounters with people who may have developmental disabilities, autism, or other conditions that may affect an individual’s ability to communicate effectively during police interaction. The Sheriff’s Office intends to create a program for its staff in 2021. During the Public Sessions, the ability of Deputies to use discretion when deciding to make an arrest or give a warning was discussed. Deputies also have the discretion to direct a person to mental health services rather than arrest the person. It was recommended that the Sheriff’s Office track how often Deputies use this discretion and publish the data. The Sheriff’s Office intends to continue to build its mentoring program with local school districts. It will expand its involvement with My Brother’s Keeper and seek out other mentoring opportunities in schools and community groups. The Sheriff’s Office will work with community partners, including the Community Advisory Board, to form a working group focused on developing a more diverse workforce. The Sheriff’s Office will revise its mission statement in 2021 to include the goal of developing a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. In 2021, the Sheriff’s Office will seek out and implement trauma-informed training for its sworn members and customer service training for all professionals who engage frequently with the public. The Sheriff’s Office will implement a specialized training program for Deputy Sheriffs to increase their understanding and awareness of the impact of trauma. The training will help them utilize trauma-informed practices in their interactions with children and adults. In corrections, special needs inmates include any individuals in custody with mental, emotional, or developmental disabilities, disorders, or impairments. Presently, training regarding special needs inmates is presented once in the academy. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be expanding upon this curriculum in 2021 so that all sworn staff will receive on-going special needs inmate training. The Sheriff’s Office will implement Realistic De-Escalation training in 2021 for all sworn staff. This form of training exposes staff to real-life situations they may encounter on the job and gives them first-hand experience on how to handle these scenarios. This useful and informative training will assist sworn officers in managing conflicts and help them develop problem solving tools to de-escalate situations they encounter. The Academy Bureau is scheduled to have four qualified de-escalation instructors by January of 2021. De-escalation training will then be used within the Professional Communication block of annual training. The Academy Bureau is working to facilitate the creation of peer support groups within the Sheriff’s Office. These groups will work closely with Chaplains and mental health professionals to provide support to Sheriff’s Office personnel in need. The Academy Bureau is in the process of developing/ implementing a PEER team which will be a first for the Sheriff’s Office. The team’s primary focus will be supporting fellow officers in times of crisis, promoting mental health, and helping to prevent behaviors that may lead to illness, injury, or death of members. During the Public Sessions it was recommended that Academy recruits and sworn personnel receive annual training in LGBTQ cultural diversity. The Sheriff’s Office intends to adopt a relevant training program. The Sheriff’s Office also plans to review cultural competency training curricula and provide this training to all staff. In 2021, the Sheriff’s Office will implement officer wellness "check-ins" with supervisory staff. These check-ins will be conducted regularly to ensure that Deputy Sheriffs and Correction Officers under their commands are taking care of their overall well-being, and effectively managing and coping with stress. All staff at the Sheriff’s Office will be encouraged to be alert to "red flags" with a coworker, or immediately following a Use of Force incident, sick time abuse, or other issues. Staff will then be offered assistance and referred for counseling or treatment. The Sheriff’s Office will launch an internal education campaign to alert staff about the higher rates of depression among law enforcement and the signs and symptoms of depression. Resources will be made available on the Office intranet and on signage in employee areas. The Sheriff’s Office is already using a variety of methods associated with Early Intervention Systems (EIS) that engage supervisors in detecting and remedying problematic behavior that occurs under their command before there are issues that can lead to more serious consequences. The Sheriff’s Office will be exploring database programs used to assist in tracking performance and complaints that occur over the course of an officer’s career. Often, incidents do not occur in quick succession, and personnel and management change over the years. EIS database systems lessen the reliance on institutional knowledge about incidents and provide a means to analyze individual trends over the course of time. In 2021, the Sheriff’s Office plans to utilize the Employee Mentorship Program in another arena – as a non-punitive measure for officers with minor disciplinary sanctions and/or issues. By addressing these behaviors early on, the need for more formal disciplinary measures, as well as the consequences to which these behaviors may lead, will be mitigated before they ever become a major problem for the individual and for the agency. The process to file a complaint with Internal Affairs is on the Sheriff’s Office website but during a Public Session it was recommended that the Office review the website to ensure the public understands the process to file a complaint with Internal Affairs and post a flow chart that provides information on how complaints are handled. The Sheriff’s Office intends to follow through on these suggestions. Community & Legislative Presentation Watch the Meeting Este documento en español. Preguntas? Email: Suffolk_Sheriff@suffolkcountyny.gov Public Information Session #1 Public Information Session #2 Public Information Session #3 Recommended Reading Materials on Police Reform Executive Order 203 NYS Police Reform Guidebook Briefing on the Sheriff’s Office and the Reform and Reinvention Process ​ Pursuant to the directives of NYS Executive Order 203 and following the subsequent guidance provided by the New York State Governor’s Office, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a comprehensive review of its corrections and police divisions’ policies and procedures, community engagement, recruitment and diversity, employee training and well-being, and Internal Affairs operations. Preparation Materials for Public Session The Sheriff’s Office is comprised of a Corrections Division, a Police Division, and an Operations Division. The Corrections Division has 813 Correction Officers who staff two county correctional facilities housing minimum, medium, and maximum-security inmates. ​ The Police Division includes the Enforcement Bureau, Headquarters Bureau, District Court Bureau, Family Court Bureau, Criminal Investigations Bureau, a Special Operations Bureau, and the Pistol License Bureau. These bureaus provide transportation and security of inmates outside the county jails, general law enforcement services to the public, civil actions, and support to other law enforcement agencies. ​ The Operations Division of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office includes Employee Benefits, the Communications Bureau, Quartermaster Bureau, Grants Bureau, Accounting Bureau, Personnel Investigations Bureau, Personnel/Payroll, Fleet Management, and Research and Development. These Bureaus work together to ensure the Sheriff’s Office continues to run efficiently. ​ The Sheriff’s Office Corrections and Police divisions are both recognized as Accredited Agencies in New York State. This designation involves a lengthy, rigorous process to meet and exceed high standards. The Office must continually sustain this level of professionalism to maintain its accreditation status. ​ The Sheriff’s Office is at the forefront of best practices in many areas of operations and has earned national attention for its innovative work in correctional rehabilitation, school-based programming, and intervention services for victims of human trafficking. In 2018, Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. partnered with the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation to educate young people about the warning signs of a peer in distress, how to intervene, and the concepts of inclusivity. He also launched a task force called Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline to drive policy discussions and implement solutions to prevent youth from entering the justice system. The County Sheriff simultaneously expanded correctional rehabilitation programing and launched the START Resource Center on the grounds of the Yaphank Jail to provide case-management services and reduce recidivism. Working with Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare, the Sheriff recruited master’s level Social Work students to participate in an innovative Family Reunification Program which focuses on supportive services for the children of county inmates. He has also advocated for improvements in human services, access to safe housing, and mental health treatment – as well as trauma-informed practices throughout the justice system. ​ In June 2020, in response to growing social unrest and calls for police reform, the County Sheriff announced the formation of a Community Advisory Board and recruited participants via social media and in the local press. All ninety-four people that applied were accepted on the Board, which comprises a diverse group of residents from across Suffolk County. The Board meets monthly to view presentations, discuss topics of interest and concerns, and make recommendations. ​ The Sheriff’s Reform and Reinvention process is focused on the following areas: Reforming and Reinventing Correctional Services Reforming and Reinventing Police Services Community Engagement Recruitment, Diversification, and Retention Sheriff’s Office Training Officer Wellness Internal Affairs The Office is seeking comments, ideas, and suggestions on some of its proposed reforms and will be meeting with community groups and the general public during four sessions in the month of February. The following information is designed to help prompt discussion about reforming policies and practices at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. While the Office is focused on specific areas, and suggested reforms are welcome. ​ Part 1. Reforming and Reinventing Correctional Services The Sheriff’s Office places emphasis on correctional rehabilitative programming. Various in-custody programs provide gender-responsive group and individual counseling, parenting classes, and educational and vocational training for both male and female inmates. Other programs provide essential services to elderly inmates, veteran inmates, human trafficking victims, and those with substance abuse issues. ​ The reduction in county inmates due to New York’s Bail Elimination Act led to a simultaneous decline in the number of individuals participating in the jail’s rehabilitation and reentry programs. This, in conjunction with the COVID-19 pandemic, prompted the administration to find creative methods of providing services to county inmates, as well as justice-involved individuals living in our communities. This work is now coordinated through the START Resource Center by a new team of Correctional Counselors and Community Correction Officers who conduct intake assessments on all county inmates and provide ongoing case-management during incarceration and after release. The Sheriff’s Office also recently began a pilot project with SUNY Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare to provide services to family units and the children of those in custody. ​ In 2021, the Sheriff’s Office will seek to expand the reach of the START Resource Center by developing satellite offices in other parts of Suffolk County. Planning has commenced to offer more services to individuals released from court, and to reduce barriers to employment, safe housing, mental health treatment, and other common issues. Correction Officers will also receive additional training in working with people with mental illness, de-escalation techniques, crisis intervention, and trauma-informed practices. The Sheriff’s Office will also expand services for children of those in custody. ​ Discussion Materials: About the START Resource Center Proposed Reform: Expansion of Services for the Children of those Incarcerated https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/53721/2000256-Children-of-Incarcerated-Parents-Framework-Document.pdf Proposed Reform: Using Trauma-Informed Practices in a Correctional Setting https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/Publications/NRCJIW-UsingTraumaInformedPractices.pdf https://traumainformedoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Corrections-Trauma-Informed-Care-infographic.pdf Additional Information on Trauma in Correctional Settings Trauma-Informed and Evidence-Based Practices and Programs to Address Trauma in Correctional Settings Part 2. Reforming and Reinventing Police Services The Police Division is staffed by 240 Deputy Sheriffs that provide critical services for the courts, serve warrants and summonses, make arrests, transport inmates, investigate crimes, and patrol roads and waterways. Recently the Sheriff’s Office began training its deputies in Fair and Impartial Policing, a form of implicit bias training. The Office’s Use of Force policy was revised to ban chokeholds and carotid holds. Body and in-car cameras were distributed to deputies and language assistance services are now available when interacting with people who have limited English proficiency. ​ Future plans include an internal review board to evaluate each use of force incident. Customer Service training will be rolled out to professional staff in the Enforcement Bureau who field frequent phone calls from the public who are facing eviction. Trauma informed training will be implemented for deputies who are charged with executing Family Court orders to remove children from their homes. The Sheriff’s Office also intends to improve data collection relative to arrests and traffic stops and make that data available on the Sheriff’s Office website. ​ Discussion Materials: Proposed Reform: Using Trauma Informed Care Practices to Safeguard Children following Arrest or Removal from Guardians https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/Publications/IACP-SafeguardingChildren.pdf Proposed Reform: Training in Trauma Informed Practices https://bha.health.maryland.gov/Documents/Trauma-Informed%20Policing%20-%20Betsy%20Wexler.pdf https://www.samhsa.gov/gains-center/trauma-training-criminal-justice-professionals Proposed Reform: Exploring Co-Responder Models for Individuals in Behavioral Crisis and with Developmental Disabilities RESPONDING TO INDIVIDUALS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS VIA CO-RESPONDER MODELS The Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit https://bja.ojp.gov/program/pmhc Part 3. Community Engagement The Sheriff’s Office regularly participates in formal and informal community gatherings and events. The Office hosts an annual Open House and Family Day and participates in National Night Out to create more opportunities for positive public interactions. In the last few years, the Sheriff’s Office has become actively engaged in mentoring initiatives though My Brother’s Keeper. In 2021, the Office will conduct another mentoring pilot project with the Central Islip School District. ​ Community engagement is also facilitated through the Office’s many task forces and boards, including the Interfaith Council, the Reentry Task Force, the Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline Task Force, the Student Advisory Board, and the Community Advisory Board. Through these initiatives, the Sheriff’s Office regularly engages with hundreds of individuals, non-profit groups, and educators. ​ Discussion Materials: Proposed Reform: The Sheriff’s Office is proposing an expansion of its mentoring initiatives. http://www.nysed.gov/mbk https://leb.fbi.gov/articles/featured-articles/cops-mentoring-kids-an-investment-in-crime-reduction Additional: The Sheriff’s Office intends to expand its Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline Initiative https://315a35fb-4cd2-4c10-ad2f-caceddce343b.usrfiles.com/ugd/315a35_22d112c0e8944c359455cf2539d4a95f.pdf ​ Part 4. Recruitment and Diversification The underrepresentation of Black and Hispanic employees at the Sheriff’s Office is a longstanding issue that is also a challenge throughout Suffolk County government. Suffolk County recently appointed its first ever Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, a new role created by the County Executive to promote diversity and inclusion in the Suffolk County workforce. Nearly all Sheriff’s Office employees are civil servants, and therefore are not exempt from civil service hiring practices, such as testing and established lists based on scoring. The Sheriff’s Office Director of Personnel has been tasked with collaborating with the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer to improve hiring and recruitment practices and increase diversity in its sworn and professional ranks. Some recent initiatives undertaken by the Sheriff’s Office to aid in diversification include targeted recruitment efforts in local communities, coordinated outreach efforts with non-profits and churches, and social media campaigns. These initiatives had positive results and will continue as new civil service tests are scheduled. ​ Future plans include teaming up with members of the Community Advisory Board to help with recruitment, targeted marketing campaigns, social media outreach, and identifying and reducing barriers to attracting more ethnically and racially diverse candidates. In 2021, the Sheriff’s Office plans to revise its formal Mission Statement to include “developing a more diverse workforce.” ​ Discussion Materials: Proposed Reform: The Sheriff’s Office will set goals to diversity its sworn and professional workforce. https://www.justice.gov/crt/case-document/file/900761/download https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/creating-a-multicultural-law-enforcement-agency/ Part 5. Training Previous to the current administration, in-service training amounted to less than one day per year. Sheriff Toulon increased in-service training to three days per year for all sworn staff, created the Academy’s first training course catalogue, and implemented mandatory training for all new supervisors. The recent additions to the in-service training program include mental health first aid training, fair and impartial policing, and crisis intervention training. These curricula include realistic and challenging training scenarios to strengthen learning objectives. A new mentoring program supports new employees while learning on-the-job and helps to reinforce the ethical foundation of the professional culture at the Sheriff’s Office. ​ The Office also plans to implement trauma-informed training for its sworn members and customer service training for all professionals who engage frequently with the public. (See corrections and police sections for trainings). ​ Part 6. Officer Wellness Decision making and judgment can be affected by an officer’s mental state. Proper mental, physical, and emotional well-being are essential for an officer to be effective in the community. Recently, the Sheriff’s Office began an employee wellness program to encourage employees to prioritize mental and physical fitness. The Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Program provides chaplains from various religious denominations to officers in need. In addition, employee unions have helped connect law enforcement mental health providers with officers in need of psychological and emotional support. ​ Starting in 2021, the Sheriff’s Office will begin officer wellness check-ins utilizing supervisory staff. These check-ins will alert supervisors to red flags indicative of a larger problem. New training at the Academy will focus on officer mental wellness education. ​ Discussion Materials: Proposed Reform: Improve Overall Wellness for Sheriff’s Office Employees https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/Publications/cops-w0862-pub.pdf Part 7. Transparency and Accountability – Internal Affairs Sheriff Toulon and the Executive Staff work to hold all staff accountable for their conduct and to properly and investigate each and every allegation of misconduct. A progressive disciplinary system for all founded violations of agency policies and procedures is in place. The Sheriff’s Office investigates all complaints, whether anonymous or otherwise. Recently Sheriff Toulon established the Quality Assurance and Integrity Unit to evaluate complaint cases for the purpose of decreasing opportunities for re-offense. ​ The Sheriff’s Office already uses various Early Intervention Systems that engage supervisors in detecting and remedying problematic behavior. A database program is being explored to assist in tracking performance and complaints over an officer’s entire career. The Employee Mentorship Program will also be utilized as a non-punitive measure for officers with minor disciplinary issues, avoiding the need for a formal disciplinary process. ​ Discussion Materials: Proposed Reform: Review Employee Intervention Systems; both behavioral interventions and software systems http://www.datasciencepublicpolicy.org/projects/public-safety/eis-overview/ https://www.policefoundation.org/publication/best-practices-in-early-intervention-system-implementation-and-use-in-law-enforcement-agencies/ Part 8. Other Recommendations and Open Discussion

  • Salary & Benefits | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Salary & Benefits Correction Officers $49,655 *Includes line-up, shift differential, holiday pay, and cleaning allowance. Starting Salary After 3 Years $64,475 *Includes line-up, shift differential, holiday pay, and cleaning allowance. After 5 Years $79,842 *Includes line-up, shift differential, holiday pay, cleaning allowance, and longevity pay. After 12 Years $124,235 *Includes line-up, shift differential, holiday pay, cleaning allowance, and longevity pay. BENEFITS ​ Suffolk County Correction Officers enjoy a competitive benefits and compensation plan including: ​ Healthy, Vision & Dental Insurance Life Insurance Issued Uniform & Equipment Holiday Pay Rotating Shift Pay Night Differential Clothing Allowance Sick Leave Bonus Tuition Reimbursement Longevity Pay Military Time Credit New York State Pension 25-year Retirement (regardless of age) Time Accruals Deputy Sheriffs $49,595 *Includes special pay, shift differential, holiday pay, and cleaning allowance. Starting Salary After 3 Years $65,064 *Includes special section pay, shift differential, and cleaning allowance. ​ After 5 Years $80,521 After 12 Years $124,842 *Includes special section pay, shift differential, holiday pay, cleaning allowance, and longevity pay. Benefits ​ Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs enjoy a competitive benefits and compensation plan including: ​ Healthy, Vision & Dental Insurance Life Insurance Issued Uniform & Equipment Holiday Pay Rotating Shift Pay Night Differential Clothing Allowance Sick Leave Bonus Tuition Reimbursement Longevity Pay Military Time Credit New York State Pension 20 -year Retirement (regardless of age) Time Accruals

  • Copy of Executive Leadership Conference | Sheriff's Office

    ABOUT MISSION THE CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATIONS REGISTER BELOW Top To develop, equip and empower the next generation of executive leaders. Our Mission While the last several years have been about surviving - change was forced, extreme, and reactive. Out of all this change came something incredible - we learned that without collaborative, flexible and empowered leadership - our organizations would collapse. As we are reinventing our organizations, shifting leadership and going into a new era of how we serve our organizations - training, empowering and equipping leaders is a necessity. SEE OUR PREVIOUS CONFERENCE SPEAKERS >> Mission WHY The Power of High-Quality Executive Leadership Training Our annual, 2-day Executive Leadership Conference boasts the top speakers from around the country - who aim to inspire, educate, equip and motivate our members to reach their highest potential. Why why THE STATISTICS 83 83% of organizations believe it’s important to develop leaders at every level of the company. Developing leaders internally is more economically sound and makes for a more robust company 35 35% of American workers put company culture as a priority when job hunting - showing the importance of a quality work environment with good leadership at the helm. 5 Only 5% of businesses have implemented leadership development at all levels. If leadership is not developed, companies may be facing some serious repercussions from this oversight. 77 77% of businesses report that leadership is lacking. While everyone recognizes the value of having strong leadership at every level of an organization, businesses struggle to find and develop leaders. *2021-2022 Statistics gathered from Zippia. View more at here. Statistics REGISTER TO ATTEND WHEN ​ September 18th, 2023 8am - 4pm 4:00pm - 6:00pm Networking ​ September 19th, 2023 8am - 4pm WHERE ​ Hofstra University 100 Hempstead Turnpike Hempstead, NY 11549 ​ Continental breakfast and lunch will be served each day, compliments of our sponsors. Register to Attend Submit Thank you for registering to join us at our upcoming Executive Leadership Conference. Please note: some county or government agencies may block email correspondence from outside agencies. To ensure you receive correspondence, please add Samantha.Graviano@suffolkcountyny.gov to your email address list. Register to Attend ABOUT US Inspiring, Equipping & Empowering the Next Generation of Leadership About Formed by Suffolk County Sheriff, Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. in 2021, The Executive Leadership Conference is dedicated to the training, growth and empowerment of both current and up-and-coming executive leaders. With more than 30 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Toulon has seen first-hand the power & influence - and lack of leadership training in the various organizations he has worked for. With the onset of a global pandemic and the animosity, lack of trust and hardship facing law enforcement over the past two years, he made it his mission to develop trainings that would empower, equip and train up executive leaders, in walks of life, to do better, be better and think better. LEARN MORE ABOUT SHERIFF TOULON 2023 CONFERENCE "Leadership Under Stress" The Speakers Former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best Former Commissioner U.S. Customs & Border Patrol Gil Kerlikowske Conscious Leadership Expert & Enneagramist Marissa Levin Former NYPD Chief Joseph Fox Former NYPD 1st Deputy Commissioner Ben jamin B. Tucker Former New York Islander and Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine Old Westbury Police Department Chief of Police Stuart Cameron ​ More speakers coming soon... The Conference THE VENUE Hofstra University The 2023 Executive Leadership Conference will be held at Hofstra University at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center . ​ Directions: Via LIE: Travel on the Long Island Expressway to Exit 42; Take the Northern State Parkway West, to the Meadowbrook Parkway South (exit 31A) Stay on the Meadowbrook Parkway until exit M4; and then west on Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24) Via Southern State: Travel on the Long Island Expressway to Exit 38; then onto the Northern State Parkway to exit 31A; then south on the Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M4; and then west on Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24) Travel on the Southern State Parkway to Exit 22; then north on the Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M4; and then west on Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24) THEN ​ ​ Traveling West on Hempstead Turnpike, Hofstra is less than a mile to the west. At the third traffic light from the Meadowbrook, turn right onto North Campus. At second STOP sign, bear left and park. Walk into the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center (building with the bell tower) where you will follow the signage towards the theater. Venue HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Long Island Marriott For our guests looking to stay overnight, we have secured a block of rooms at the: ​ Long Island Marriott 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, New York 11553 Phone: 516-794-3800 Located less than 10 minutes from Hofstra University, this full service hotel is ideally situated in Uniondale, New York. Enjoy easy access to the LIRR, prioritize your health in the hotel's fitness center or make a splash in their heated indoor pool. Satisfy your appetite at our on-site restaurant, Crop & Kettle, where they serve American specialties crafted from local ingredients. ​ Executive Leadership Conference Guests will enjoy a room rate of $209 per night for a King or Double room from Sunday, September 17 through Tuesday, September 19. All bookings must be made no later than Friday, August 25 to receive the discounted rate. BOOK A RESERVATION Accommodations SPONSORS Thank you to our sponsors who make this conference possible. WANT TO SPONSOR THIS EVENT >> Sponsors HOME ABOUT MISSION WHY THE CONFERENCE THE VENUE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS THE SPONSORS

  • Orders of Protection | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Orders of Protection Orders of protection are issued by a judge to protect you from another person who is abusing, harassing, threatening, and/or intimidating you, or has committed a crime against you. Orders of protection are commonly issued in cases involving domestic violence, but may also be issued under other circumstances. ​ Types of Orders of Protection Family Court Order of Protection: A Family Court Order of Protection is issued as part of a civil proceeding to stop violence that is occurring within the family or within an intimate relationship. You may begin the process of obtaining a Family Court order of protection by filling out the Family Offense Petition . In order to obtain an order of protection in Family Court, your relationship to the other person involved must fall in at least one of the following categories: Current or former spouse. Someone with whom you have a child in common. A family member to whom you are related by blood or marriage. Someone with whom you have, or have had, an 'intimate relationship.' (An intimate relationship does not necessarily mean a sexual relationship. Family Court will consider several factors such as, but not limited to: "how often you see each other or how long you have known each other.") Criminal Court Order of Protection: An Assistant District Attorney may request a criminal court order of protection on your behalf. You do not need to have an intimate or personal relationship with the person charged with the offense. The judge decides whether to issue an order of protection, as well as the terms and conditions. Supreme Court Order of Protection: A Supreme Court order of protection can be issued as part of ongoing divorce or criminal proceeding. If you are involved in an ongoing divorce case and wish to request an order of protection, you must make a written request by Motion or Order to Show Cause, or an oral request at a court appearance. If an attorney is representing you in the case, the attorney can make the written or oral request on your behalf. The judge decides whether to issue an order of protection, as well as the terms and conditions. Orders of protection may be temporary or final: Temporary Order of Protection: Issued the same day that a complainant files for an order of protection and lasts only until the next court date, at which point it may be extended. Final Order of Protection: A final order of protection is issued when the case results in a conviction (whether by plea or after a trial) in criminal court or in family court after a judge finds that a family offense was committed. Orders of protection may be full or limited: Full Order of Protection: A full order of protection means that the subject of the order of protection must stay completely away from you, your home, job and school, and must not abuse, harass, or threaten you. Limited Order of Protection: A limited order of protection allows the subject of the order of protection to maintain contact with you. However, the subject cannot abuse, harass, or threaten you. Serving Family or Supreme Court Orders of Protection For legal reasons, you may not serve your own order of protection. Orders of protection will be served in court by the judge if the defendant/respondent is present. ​ The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office may serve your Order of Protection. This service is free of charge. Once the Sherriff's Office has served the respondent, they will provide you with a signed statement that says the service has been completed. If the Sheriff's office is unable to deliver the order of protection after several attempts, they must provide you with a signed statement that includes the dates and times of each attempt. ​ An order of protection does not guarantee your safety. It is important that you have a safety plan should the person violate the order of protection. Violating an Order of Protection It is a crime to violate a temporary or final order of protection. If an individual violates the order of protection, you should report it to the police. In an emergency call 911 and the individual will be arrested. In a non-emergency, you may file a violation of the order of protection by going to a police precinct. If you have a Family Court order of protection, you may go to Family Court and file the violation, you may report the violation to the police or choose to do both. If you file a violation of the order of protection only in Family Court, the subject who violated the order might not be arrested. Learn more about an order of protection . ​ ​ ​ Extreme Risk Protective Order Please be advised that effective August 24, 2019 the NYS Supreme Courts may begin issuing an Extreme Risk Protective Order when a person may be dangerous to themselves or others. Please see the New York Courts website regarding how an order may be obtained. ​ ​ An Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) is a court order issued when a person may be dangerous to themselves or others. An ERPO prohibits a person from purchasing or possessing guns and requires the person to surrender any guns they already own or possess. An ERPO can also direct the police to search a person, premises or a vehicle for guns and remove them. An ERPO case may be started by a district attorney, a police officer, a school official, or a member of the person’s family or household. It is a civil case. ERPO cases have no criminal charges or penalties. ​ The petitioner is the person filing the ERPO application with the court. The respondent is the person you are asking the Court to issue an ERPO against. The petitioner can be a district attorney, a police officer, a school official, or a member of the respondent’s family or household. ​ ​ Crime Victims Information Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon is pleased to announce that the Sheriff's Office participates in the Order of Protection Notification System (OPNS) . The program is available to anyone who registers to receive alerts regarding Family Court-issued orders of protection in Suffolk County -- and provides a text, email, phone or fax notification to alert victims when Deputy Sheriffs serve a Family Court Order of Protection to a perpetrator on their behalf. Victims can also use the VINE resource to look up inmates and receive alerts regarding their release. Register for alerts by visiting the NYS Sheriffs Institute Victims Services page linked below. Please have your docket number and order of protection number available at the time of registration.​ ​ If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, the following organizations in Suffolk County can offer support and guidance. However, please call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger. To learn more about making an application for a court order of protection, please visit the Unified Court System website. ​ If you need assistance, counseling or advice, call one of the organizations listed below: Crime Victims Center (631) 689-2672 The Retreat (631) 329-2200 Long Island Against Domestic Violence (631) 666-8833 Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (Known as VIBS) (631) 360-3606 NYS Courts Steps to Apply for an ERPO

  • Motor Vehicle Levy | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Motor Vehicle Levy A change in law went into effect on January 21, 2011 (see CPLR 5205). The Sheriff must now conduct his levies and sales on motor vehicles to conform to this new law. The new law gives a debtor a $5500.00 exemption above liens and encumbrances on his/her owned vehicle. The Sheriff will have to collect the debtor’s exemption, the lien amount on the vehicle (if there is one) and the expenses paid to levy the vehicle at the time of the Sheriff’s sale. If at the time of sale the bidding does not bring $5500.00 plus the lien amount, the sale is stopped and the vehicle will be returned to the debtor. ​ The plaintiff can bid on the vehicle. The first $5500.00 plus the lien amount must be paid in cash. Any bids you make above this amount can be a credit bid which will reduce the amount of the judgment. ​ Sheriff’s poundage will be paid in advance. Poundage is 5% of the vehicle value, or the execution amount (whichever is less).* This cost may or may not be reimbursed (or adjusted) from the proceeds of the sale. ​ CAUTION: The Sheriff’s seizure and sale of a vehicle may not result in the satisfaction of your judgment. You may also lose the additional levy expenses. The sale may be delayed or stopped by a bankruptcy filing or other legal proceeding. The sale value of the vehicle is affected by mechanical damage, high mileage, age, and the condition of the vehicle inside and out. In order for the Sheriff to levy a debtor’s vehicle for the satisfaction of a money judgment you will have to provide the following information and documentation: ​ Go to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and fill out an MV15 form (download form here. ) You will receive an MV904N from DMV which will show title to the vehicle (who owns it) and if there is a lien on the vehicle. If there is a lienholder listed, we require proof from the lienholder of the balance due on the lien. You will have to contact the lienholder or hire an attorney who can obtain this information. Proof of the value of the vehicle. The proof is an appraisal from a licensed car dealer or an official book value. Forward a certified check or money order, payable to the Sheriff of Suffolk County, in the amount of $1000.00 in advance for expenses related to seizure, towing and storage. We may require additional expenses depending on the size of the vehicle, special towing, or special storage requirements. If the vehicle is not located or seized the advanced expense money will be refunded. *Sheriff’s poundage to be paid per above. ​ ​ ​ ​ For directions to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Civil Enforcement Bureau, click here. DMV Locations & Appointment Scheduling

  • New Page | Sheriff's Office

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  • Inmate Mail, Phone and Resources | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    Inmate Services Inmate Mail Studies show that when inmates maintain a relationship with family & friends, it greatly reduces the risk of them returning to jail upon release. ​ ​ LIAM Safe T he safest, most secure way to send mail to an inmate is through LIAM Safe. All letters and photos are encrypted and, upon payment, print out immediately at the facility. Depending on the time of day, your photos and letters can be delivered that day. It works with mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and PCs. The mobile version even has a talk-to-text function. Simply go to SuffolkCountyNY.LiamSafe.com . ​ ​ US MAIL All mail should be sent to the following address: C/O Inmate's Name Suffolk County Correctional Facility 110 Center Drive South Riverhead, NY 11901 ​ PLEASE NOTE: If the individual has a common name, please add his or her date of birth on the front of the envelope. ​ The following items are NOT allowed in inmate’s incoming mail: Colored envelopes: All envelopes Must Be White ONLY Stamps or other postage Polaroid Pictures Pictures larger than 5” x 7” Cards larger than 6” x 9” Stickers Pornographic pictures or pictures that are offensive and graphic in nature. Hard covered publications with cover attached. ​ ​ Inmate Phone Services (Securus) The Suffolk County Correctional Facility uses Securus to pay for inmate phone calls. If you would like to pay through the Securus system, click here . ​ ​ 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: Any money that is brought in by an inmate is placed in their commissary account at the time of booking. Money orders sent to an inmate will be deposited in the inmate’s account. No personal checks are accepted. Cash, credit, or debit cards can be deposited into the kiosks located in both the Riverhead and Yaphank Visiting lobbies. Deposits can be made via the internet by credit or debit at www.AccessCorrections.com 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 . ​ ​ Sending Packages and Money When mailing packages and/or money, please send only items that are allowed by regulations. Prohibited or excess items will be returned to you at the inmate`s expense or disposed of if not picked up within the required time frame. Contraband items may result in prosecution. ​ PLEASE NOTE: No pockets or drawstrings are permitted on the clothing listed below. 2 Female Night Gowns: Plain and White Only 7 Female Sports Bras: No Metal Underwires 2 Sweat Shirts: Hunter Green* or White 2 Sweat Pants: Hunter Green* or White 2 Gym Shorts: Hunter Green* or White 7 Tee Shirts: White Only 2 Towels: 2' by 4' Maximum Size: White Only 2 Set of Thermals: White or Off White 5 Books: Paperback Only ​ 5 Magazines 2 Newspapers: Current Issues Only 15 Photos: 5"x7" Maximum Size - No Polaroids 1 Prayer Rug 1 Kuffi: Black or White, Single Layer 1 Wedding Band: Plain ​ *Hunter Green is the color of a NY Jets football jersey. ​ You are permitted to receive books, magazines, and newspapers directly from the publisher or reputable online vendors (example: Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com). Books, magazines and newspapers brought by visitors or sent through the mail will no longer be accepted at the facilities. No inmate may receive material that threatens the security of the facility such as information about making explosives, firebombs, weapons, escape devices, alcohol, poisons, or drugs. Type of Funds Accepted: CASH AND MONEY ORDERS ONLY. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. ​ ​

  • Executive Leadership Conference | Sheriff's Office

    Top To develop, equip and empower the next generation of executive leaders. Our Mission While the last several years have been about surviving - change was forced, extreme, and reactive. Out of all this change came something incredible - we learned that without collaborative, flexible and empowered leadership - our organizations would collapse. As we are reinventing our organizations, shifting leadership and going into a new era of how we serve our organizations - training, empowering and equipping leaders is a necessity. SEE OUR PREVIOUS CONFERENCE SPEAKERS >> Mission WHY The Power of High-Quality Executive Leadership Training Our annual, Executive Leadership Conference boasts the top speakers from around the country - who aim to inspire, educate, equip and motivate our members to reach their highest potential. Why why THE STATISTICS 83 83% of organizations believe it’s important to develop leaders at every level of the company. Developing leaders internally is more economically sound and makes for a more robust company 35 35% of American workers put company culture as a priority when job hunting - showing the importance of a quality work environment with good leadership at the helm. 5 Only 5% of businesses have implemented leadership development at all levels. If leadership is not developed, companies may be facing some serious repercussions from this oversight. 77 77% of businesses report that leadership is lacking. While everyone recognizes the value of having strong leadership at every level of an organization, businesses struggle to find and develop leaders. *2021-2022 Statistics gathered from Zippia. View more at here. Statistics ABOUT US Inspiring, Equipping & Empowering the Next Generation of Leadership About Formed by Suffolk County Sheriff, Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. in 2021, The Executive Leadership Conference is dedicated to the training, growth and empowerment of both current and up-and-coming executive supervisors. With more than 30 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Toulon has seen first-hand the power & influence of leaders and the lack of training in the various organizations he has worked for. In the aftermath of a global pandemic and the animosity, lack of trust and hardship facing law enforcement over the past two years, he made it his mission to develop trainings that would empower, equip and train up executive leaders, in all walks of life, to do better, be better and think better. LEARN MORE ABOUT SHERIFF TOULON 2024 CONFERENCE "The Power of Resilient Leadership" The Speakers: TBA The Conference THE VENUE Hyatt Regency Long Island The 2024 Executive Leadership Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Island, Hauppauge, NY . ​ Directions: ​ Via LIE: Take the Long Island Expressway (I-495) heading East if you're coming from Nassau County or heading West if you're coming from Suffolk County. Stay on the Long Island Expressway until you reach Exit 57 for Veterans Memorial Highway (NY-454) toward Commack. Take Exit 57 and merge onto Veterans Memorial Highway (NY-454) heading East. Continue on Veterans Memorial Highway for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Motor Parkway. After about 0.7 miles, turn right onto New Highway. Drive for about 0.3 miles and then turn left onto Adams Avenue. Continue on Adams Avenue for approximately 0.4 miles. The Hyatt Regency should be on your left. ​ Via Southern State: Take the Southern State Parkway heading East if you're coming from the Western part of Long Island or heading West if you're coming from the Eastern part of Long Island. Continue on the Southern State Parkway until you reach Exit 39 for the Sagtikos Parkway North. Merge onto Sagtikos Parkway North and stay on it for approximately 6 miles. Take Exit SM1E to merge onto the Northern State Parkway East toward Hauppauge. Stay on the Northern State Parkway for about 2 miles. Take Exit 43A for South West toward Hauppauge. Merge onto Route 111 South (Wheeler Road). Continue on Route 111 South for approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Adams Avenue. Continue straight for about 0.6 miles. The Hyatt Regency will be on your left. Venue HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Hyatt Regency Long Island For our guests looking to stay overnight, we have secured a limited block of rooms at the: ​ Hyatt Regency Long Island 1717 Motor Pkwy Hauppauge, NY 11788 Phone: 844-201-9662 To reserve a room within our allocated block, please follow the link to the Hyatt Regency Long Island website. Availability is limited, so rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. BOOK A RESERVATION Accommodations HOME ABOUT MISSION WHY THE CONFERENCE THE VENUE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS THE SPONSORS

  • FOIL Requests | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    FOIL Requests The Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”), set forth in Article 6 of the Public Officers Law (§§84-90), is designed to ensure public access to government records. Under FOIL, an agency must make records available for public inspection and copying, except to the extent that records or portions thereof fall within one or more grounds for denial. ​ INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: Please complete the form below by completing section 1 online. Upon completion, print the form, sign it, and submit the form to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Freedom of Information Officer at the following address: ​ Attn: Freedom of Information Officer Suffolk County Sheriff's Office 100 Center Dr. Riverhead, NY 11901 ​ ​ ​ ​ PLEASE NOTE: The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office can generally provide incarceration records for men and women who were incarcerated at one of the Suffolk County Correctional Facilities only. If you are looking for police reports, accident reports, or 911 transcripts, please contact the Suffolk County Police Department at (631) 862-6000. FOIL Request Form

  • Correctional Programming | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    Correctional Programming Special Programs for County Inmates ​ The Suffolk County Correctional Facility is well known for its rehabilitation programming. Under Sheriff Toulon's leadership, the jail has become a place where the word corrections means more than just providing secure housing, it's a place where people have opportunities to rebuild their lives, change their thinking, and obtain support. Correctional Counselors are on staff to meet with inmates during their first week at the jail. During these meetings, Correctional Counselors survey an inmate's needs and discuss future goals. Based on these initial discussions, inmates are enrolled in services and programs that will aid in their rehabilitation. ​ Rehabilitation takes many forms. In some cases, county inmates are placed in special programmatic housing areas listed below. In other cases, they will have opportunities to enroll in vocational training, work programs, and attend meeting with groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and many others. Programs like Council for Unity address gang-related issues, the Long Island Council for Drug and Alcoholism works with those addicted to a range of substances, and the Fatherhood Initiative provides classes in parenting and reconnecting with family. ​ Upon entry to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility, inmates will be encouraged to participate in programs, and engage in re-entry counseling, which starts inside the jail and doesn't even end upon release. Our S.T.A.R.T. Resource Center on the grounds of the Yaphank Jail is a place where former inmates can receive ongoing assistance from the time they are released. ​ Programmatic Housing Areas ​ Choose Your Path is a programmatic housing area for incarcerated young adults between the ages of 18-25. It offers youth a robust selection of vocational training, schooling, counseling, pre-release and post-release transitional services, and mental health support. All of the inmates work a 40-hour work week doing a combination of programs and work assignments inside the jail. Correction Officers assigned to Choose Your Path received special training to work with young adults and a Correctional Counselor oversees the program. Choose to Thrive is a programmatic housing area for female inmates at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility. The program features a variety of supportive services, mental health services, vocational training, parenting and family reunification, and frequent visits from outside agencies that specialize in transitioning women from incarceration to the community. The initiative is overseen by a Correctional Counselor. The Sheriff’s Addiction Treatment Program (SATP) is an intensive substance abuse treatment initiative designed for incarcerated individuals with a range of criminal charges, all of which correlate to their substance use disorders. Participants in the program can either be sentenced or un-sentenced, but in either case, they must have a minimum of thirty days left in-custody to enter the program. Length of stay in the program varies, but it is guided largely by the individual’s progress. The program is designed around three basic educational phases. The SATP is staffed with Social Workers and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASACs) who provide both group and individual treatment sessions. Correction Officers are specifically dedicated to the treatment dorms and these officers are part of the treatment team. The Human Trafficking Unit is staffed by three correction officers that work along with other jail personnel, outside federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, and human service providers to identify victims of human trafficking and human traffickers. These officers use a variety of methods to identify possible trafficking victims as they enter the correctional facility, conduct interviews -- and train other staff to detect and report signs of trafficking. They are also making program/legal referrals, and pulling together outside resources with the goal of helping to provide incarcerated victims of human trafficking the tools to transition to a safer environment upon discharge. Since its inception in 2018, this initiative has led to the successful prosecution of numerous human trafficking and other criminal networks, while helping the victims to reclaim their lives. ​ The Veterans and Senior Program POD at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility offers specialized services at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility geared towards older inmates, as well as veterans of the armed forces. The program includes case management and visits from human service providers that specialize in working with older inmates, as well as veterans. The Suffolk County Correctional Facility has partnered with the Northport VA and the Veterans of Foreign Wars to help veterans transition from jail to the community. ​ ​

  • Pet Network | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Sheriff's Pet Network Suffolk County Sheriff Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. is proud to announce Suffolk County’s first ever Lost Pet Network which will provide participating owners with a printed pet identification card while adding the pets to a database to help quickly locate missing animals. When a pet is lost, Suffolk County residents utilize many websites, social media pages and traditional methods but lack one central method for spreading the news and involving the proper stakeholders. The American Humane Society estimates that each year, approximately 10 million pets are lost in the United States, and millions of those end up in the nation's animal shelters. Tragically, only 15 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats in shelters without microchips are reunited with their owners. Owners can enroll in this program to get a free identification card and become a part of the Lost Pet Network which will utilize Deputy Sheriffs, local municipalities and a designated website in the case of a dog, cat, or other eligible animal going missing. ​ To enroll: Click here to download a copy of the Sheriff's Pet Network Application Form Fill it out and email it along with a clear, up-to-date photo of your pet to SheriffPetNetwork@suffolkcountyny.gov

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