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  • Sheriff's Office | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    CONTACT ME A Message from Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. Suffolk County Sheriff Welcome to the official website of Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. 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 41-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 QUICK LINKS NEWS & UPDATES Nessun post pubblicato in questa lingua Quando verranno pubblicati i post, li vedrai qui. UPCOMING EVENTS

  • HALT | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    HALT Act In accordance with the Humane Alternative to Solitary Confinement (HALT Act), and requirements set forth in the NYS Commission of Corrections Standards, below is the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office up-to-date statistics and data reporting. 2023 Segregated Confinement Statistics 2023 Residential Rehabilitative Units

  • Police Division Statistics | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Police Division Statistics Language Line New Hire Demographics Domestic Violence Report Arrest Data Use of Force Report Use of Force Policy Uniform Crime Report Mental Health Links Data sets contained in this dashboard are updated regularly, as indicated in each database for each calendar year.

  • Reentry & Rehabilitation | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMMING MORE START RESOURCE CENTER MORE INTERFAITH COUNCIL MORE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CHAPLAINS MORE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD MORE

  • 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

  • Wellness Conference - Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    2024 SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WELLNESS CONFERENCE The First Annual Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Wellness Conference will be held on Thursday, April 18th, 2024, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Van Nordstrom Theater at the Suffolk County Community College Grant Campus. THEME Surviving and Thriving in a Law Enforcement Career SCHEDULE 8:15 - 9:15 Check-in, coffee/quick bites ​ 9:30 - 9:45 Welcome & Introduction 9:50 - 10:00 Welcome & Introduction 10:15 - 11:00 Dr. James Vosswinkel ​ Professor in Trauma Surgery, Assistant Professor of Surgery Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Medical Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Director of Trauma Center at Stony Brook University 11:15 - 1:00 Brent & Belinda Schlafer ​ Brent Schlafer, Allegany County Wellness Coordinator Court Security Officer Belinda Schlafer, LMHC, CCTP, EMDR-C 1:00 - 2:00 Lunch 2:15 - 4:30 Dr. Jeff Thompson ​ Retired NYPD Detective, Former Hostage Negotiator, Research Scientist at Columbia University Medical Center, Global Leadership Instructor 4:30 - 5:00 Closing Remarks Submit Thank you for your interest in joining us at the 2024 Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Wellness Conference. You will receive an email with details on the Conference within 48 hours. Please note: some county or government agencies may block email correspondence from outside agencies. To ensure you receive correspondence, please add justin.francis@suffolkcountyny.gov to your email address list. REGISTER NOW! ​ Would you like to attend our Wellness Conference ? Fill out the form below to register: OUR SPONSORS

  • Command Staff | Sheriff's Office

    EXECUTIVE STAFF Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. Sheriff Steven J. Kuehhas Undersheriff Michael J. Catuosco Undersheriff John M. Becker Deputy Undersheriff Corrections & Operations Divisions Michael J. Franchi Warden Charles L'Hommedieu Chief of Staff Christopher Black Deputy Warden Curtis Sclafani Deputy Warden Scott Walsh Deputy Warden Kevin Kelley Deputy Warden Police Division Christopher Brockmeyer Chief Deputy Sheriff Christopher Barry Deputy Sheriff Captain Daniel Berezny Deputy Sheriff Captain Michael Smith Assistant Chief Deputy Sheriff Christopher Guercio Deputy Sheriff Captain Salvatore Petrone Deputy Sheriff Captain Sheriff's Executive Staff Victoria DiStefano Public Information Officer Owen Durney Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator Marlene Madorran Director of Personnel/Payroll Kevin O'Reilly Director of Employee Relations Elizabeth Rae Assistant to the Sheriff

  • Academy Training | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Academy Training CORRECTION OFFICERS Correction Officer Recruit Curriculum Academy Orientation Introduction to Law Enforcement Ethics & Professionalism Professional Communication Effective Communication Tier Role Playing Incident Disciplinary Report Writing Sexual Harassment & Misconduct Personal Awareness Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Operations & Procedures NYS Penal Law & Offenses NYS Criminal Procedure Law Laws of NYS Civil Liabilities & Risk Management Preliminary Investigations Peace Officer Investigations Courtroom Testimony Legal Issues Essential Services Defensive Tactics Initial Firearms Range Inmate Transportation Fingerprint Identification Crime Scene Preservation Social Media Chaplaincy Community & Public Relations Medical Evaluations Rehabilitation Unit Active Threat Security & Supervision Direct Supervision Incident Management Hostage Survival Classifications Persons With Disabilities DWI Awareness Fundamental Crisis Intervention Fair & Impartial Policing Stress Management Officer Wellness Field Training Fire Academy CPR | First Aid | AED | Narcan OSHA | HEPA Language Assistance Program Interagency Cooperation Internal Security & Gang Awareness Office of Professional Standards Human Trafficking Drug Awareness District Court Sheriff's Reform & Reinvention Plan De-escalation Training HALT Training Trauma Informed Training Trauma in Youth in Detention DEPUTY SHERIFFS Deputy Sheriff Recruit Curriculum The Deputy Sheriff's recruit course is ran through the Suffolk County Police Department Academy and is a 6-month academy with Deputy Sheriff training upon graduation from the academy. For more information on their academy, please visit joinscpd.com .

  • Community Relations | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    Community Relations Unit The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Community Relations Unit is one of the most vital units throughout the office. Since taking office, Sheriff Toulon has not only expanded the Community Relations Unit but also doubled the amount of community engagement we are involved in. Throughout the year, CRU visits each Suffolk County School District as well as multiple clubs and various organizations. Since day one, Sheriff Toulon’s motto has been, “I want to get to the kids before they get to me” and the Community Relations Unit does just that. Its main goal is to bridge the gap between Law Enforcement and the members of the Community. CRU is responsible for implementing community outreach and school-based programs, organizing events, and promoting the Sheriff’s mission. We offer an array of Community and School-based programs free of charge for all Suffolk County schools, businesses, organizations, non-profits and agencies. You can contact the Community Relations Office at (631) 852-5611 or via email at Samantha.Graviano@suffolkcountyny.gov. Learn more about our programs below. Programs At a Glance YES Tours GREAT Program CRASE Training PET ID Cards At-risk Youth Jail Tour STOPPED Program Stop the Bleed Project Lifesaver Sandy Hook Promise McGruff the Crime Dog Car Seat Safety Checks Drug | Alcohol Test Kits College Internship Program Drug | Vaping Awareness Operation Safe Child Yellow Dot Program Explorers Program Vulnerability Assessments Senior ID Medical Cards Shed the Meds Programs Youth Enlightenment Seminar (YES) Tours : Every year, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office opens our doors for thousands of students to take an in-depth tour of both our Riverhead and Yaphank Correctional Facilities. The tours give a realistic, first-hand glimpse into the inner workings of our correctional facilities and what a daily life as a correction officer and justice-involved individuals looks like. YES Tours are a great fit for criminal justice classes or students interested in pursuing a career in the criminal justice field . LEARN MORE >> ​ At-risk Youth Jail Tour: A growing number of Suffolk County`s youth are in danger of falling prey to criminal and gang activity. Young teens especially face peer pressures that often ma ke them act in ways that help them become “accepted” by a group, but they have no idea about the consequences of their behavior. As a result, many young people at an early age begin what may become a painful life of criminal behavior. The goal of the At-Risk Youth Jail Tour is to educate youth about the potential consequences of poor choices. These tours must be scheduled in advance and the youth must be accompanied be a par ent. BOOK NOW >> ​ ​ Sandy Hook Promise : 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 that empowers students, teachers, and the community to become empowered bystanders. Upon taking office in January 2018, his first community initiative was to partner with Sandy Hook Promise to bring their programming to all Suffolk County schools. LEARN MORE >> BOOK NOW >> Say Something: The goal of the Say Something Program is to teach students how to look for warning signs, signals, and threats, especially in social media, of an individual who may be a threat to themselves or others and to say something to a trusted adult to get help. We want to teach students to understand and recognize warning signs and threats, how to act immediately, take it seriously, understand strategies to take action, and overcome potential barriers to being an “upstander” rather than a “bystander." Ultimately, the student is taught to seek out a trusted adult. Sandy Hook Promise Start With Hello: This program teaches students to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other. With activities and curricula available for all ages, students are empowered to end social isolation in three easy steps: See Someone Alone -- Step 1: Learn how to recognize the signs of loneliness and social isolation. Reach Out And Help -- Step 2: Find out what you can do to help others feel included. Start With Hello -- Step 3: Discover how to break the ice and strike up a conversation. ​ College Internship Program: ​The college internship program is recommended 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 pr ogram and the summer semester runs for 13-weeks. LEARN MORE >> ​ Explorers Program: Law Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program offering young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition, and other activities. Exploring is intended to educate and involve youth in law enforcement operations, to interest them in possible law enforcement careers, and to build an understanding of working in the field. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, and patriotism. LEARN MORE >> ​ Gang Resistance & Education (GREAT) Program : The G.R.E.A.T. program is an evidence-based curriculum offered in many states throughout the nation. The classroom curriculum is taught by Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs and Correction Officers who received specialized training to present to elementary and middle school students. Prevention as its primary objective, the program aims to prevent bullying, youth crime, violence, drug use, and gang involvement while promoting a positive relationship among law enforcement, families, and our youth. G.R.E.A.T. Lessons focus on life skills designed to help students avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems, and further helps them make positive choices in life. BOOK NOW >> ​ STOPPED ("Drunk Buggies") Program: The STOPPED program is a driver safety course for high school students. During the program, an officer will come to yo ur school and set up a drivers course with our "Drunk Buggies" to teach students about the risks of driving impaired. BOOK NOW >> ​ McGruff the Crime Dog: The McGruff program offers children in first and second grade important personal safety lessons while getting them actively involved in the learning process. Children of all ages are faced with many types of social challenges, and unfortunately, bullying has become a serious issue for many kids. The McGruff Program seeks to give children the social tools they need to recognize bullying behavior, prevent it from occurring and handle it effectively when confronted with a tough situation whether on the playground, the bus, the lunchroom or playing in the neighborhood. BOOK NOW >> ​ Drug and Vaping Awareness Programs: Since taking office in January 2018, Sheriff Toulon has made it a priority to visit with students and school officials to determine how the Sheriff’s Office could assist with programming and training to improve outcomes for youth in Suffolk County. The opioid epidemic, combined with an increase in marijuana use and vaping, were common concerns raised during his meetings. Drug use can often be an underlying cause of aggressive behavior in students and can result in other kinds of conduct -- and over time, poor grades and symptoms of depression or euphoria. School personnel may not equate certain behaviors with drug use or may not know the signs to look for when evaluating behavioral issues. The Sheriff’s Office has officers that provide training to students and school staff. These new programs teach basic education on vaping, drugs, opioid, and alcohol use, as well as diagnostic steps for assessing impairment and strategies to respond to drug and alcohol-induced situations. BOOK NOW >> ​ School & Building Vulnerability Assessments: In 2018, Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. established a Security Assessment Initiative for Suffolk County schools and public buildings. This program allows schools and other organizations to have an assessment performed by a certified Crime Prevention Specialist at no cost. The Security Assessment helps to improve the security level of their premises to help prevent property damage or intrusion. These assessments offer site-specific safety tips on how to reduce t he incidences of crime. Using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles, specially trained Deputy Sheriffs check the property, identify vulnerable areas, and provide recommendations on how to enhance the security of the property. BOOK NOW >> ​ CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event) Presentation : C.R.A.S.E. is designed to provide a model response program to civilians within their community. The presentation provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. This presentation is designed for any public or private building personnel, to educate them on how to respond in the event of an active shooter situation. This 2-hour program provides practical lessons on how to save lives. This program is available for all congregations, schools, offices, and businesses in the 5 East End towns of Suffolk County. BOOK NOW >> ​ Stop the Bleed: Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before professional rescuers arrive. Stop the Bleed training is a presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet. The course was developed for a nonmedical audience to address the needs of the immediate responder to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives. The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Stop the Bleed training is available for all schools, community organizations, businesses, and religious organizations in Suffolk County. BOOK NOW >> ​ Child Car Seat Safety Checks: Nationwide, the statistics on child safety seats are startling. Up to 72 percent of the child safety seats in cars on the road have serious defects or are improperly installed. Protecting your precious cargo is your priority and we're here to help. Specially trained officers from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office are available to attend community forums and event to perform child car seat safety checks. Car seat checks take approximately 20 minutes per vehicle and should be booked in advance prior to your event. BOOK NOW >> ​ Operation Safe Child ID Cards: Operation Safe Child was created in July of 2005 to raise awareness about child safety. Statistics show that 34% of parents in the United States do not know their child’s exact height, weight, and eye color. When a child is reported missing, time can be the biggest factor in finding the child. Possessing up-to-date photographs with detailed information about the child can greatly assist law enforcement when responding to a disappearance. These cards contain the child’s full name, date of birth, gender, height, weight, hair color, eye color, and more. The card is made in less than ten minutes and can be carried in the parent’s wallet or pocketbook. Operation Safe Child ID Cards are offered by the Sheriff’s Office free of charge at community events, libraries, and firehouses across Suffolk County. BOOK NOW >> ​ Senior Medical ID Card: The Sheriff’s Office Medical ID Cards assist seniors or those with medical needs to keep all required medical information available on a small card with them at all times in case of emergency. The Sheriff's Office regularly visits senior centers, VFW halls and other community groups to provide emergency medical alert ID cards. There is no cost for the card. BOOK NOW >> ​ Pet ID Cards: 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. 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. LEARN MORE >> ​ Project Lifesaver: Project Lifesaver is a rapid-response program that aids victims (and their families) who wander as a result of cognitive impairments, or other afflictions. The program combines technology and specially trained Sheriff’s Deputies to locate individuals who have wandered. Project Lifesaver clients wear a “watch-type” wristband transmitter (worn on the wrist, ankle or as a necklace), which emits a tracking signal. When a caregiver calls the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver line to report that a client has wandered, a search team responds to the wanderer’s area and, while in route, activates the vehicles mobile locator tracking system. A hand-held unit is used to search for clients in areas inaccessible by vehicles.​ LEARN MORE >> ​ Test, Don't Guess Drug & Alcohol Test Kits: Home Drug Alcohol & Test kits have been purchased by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and are made available to residents in Suffolk County. The program aims to offer free drug test kits that can be used in privacy to assist parents and guardians with monitoring the behavior of their children who are under the age of 18. The test kits give parents a tool to engage in the critical conversations about drug use; and offers a method for parents who suspect their child may be using illegal substances to be reassured of their judgment and seek professional help if needed. ​ Individual drug and alcohol test kits are available at your local legislator's office or at our Riverhead Correctional Facility located at: Riverhead Correctional Facility, 100 Center Drive South, Riverhead, NY 1190. ​ Yellow Dot Program: Our Yellow Dot program assists citizens during the most critical times of emergency care - following a traffic crash - when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves. Placing a Yellow Dot decal in your vehicle's rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need. ​BOOK NOW >> ​ Shed the Meds : L ooking to get rid of unwanted or expired medications in a way that is safe and protects our environment? Drop them off for safe disposal by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. Safely disposing of medication prevents pollution of our ground water and keeps them out of the hands of young children and others who might abuse them. Shed the Meds events are for community members only. No commercial or doctor's office expired medication disposal. Liquid medications and sharps will not be accepted at the events. BOOK NOW >> YES Tours At-risk Youth Jail Tour Sandy Hook Promise College Internship Program Explorers Program GREAT Program STOPPED Program McGruff DRE | Vaping Vulnerability Assessments CRASE Stop the Bleed Car Seat Safety Check Operation Safe Child Senior ID PET ID Project Lifesaver Drug Test Kits Yellow Dot Shed the Meds

  • Sandy Hook Promise Collaboration | Sheriff's Office

    Sandy Hook Promise 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 that empowers students, teachers, and the community to become empowered bystanders. Upon taking office in January 2018, his first community initiative was to partner with Sandy Hook Promise to bring their programming to all Suffolk County schools. ​ Sheriff Toulon was an invited speaker at the 2019 Sandy Hook Promise Gala in Washington, DC, Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. talks about what inspired him to join the movement to honor the victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by preventing more tragedy. Under Sheriff Toulon's leadership, school safety and protecting youth from violence and self-harm is a priority of his work in public office. By partnering with Sandy Hook Promise-- and becoming Promise Leaders, Suffolk's Correction Officers & Deputy Sheriffs are teaching students everywhere to know the signs of someone in distress and to say something to a trusted adult. ​ ​ Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs and Correction Officers are specially trained to teach the Sandy Hook Promise program in schools and for community groups. Learn more about the two programs: Start with Hello Start With Hello teaches students to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other. With activities and curricula available for all ages, students are empowered to end social isolation in three easy steps. Step 1: See someone alone. Learn how to recognize the signs of loneliness and social isolation. Step 2: Reach Out And Help. Find out what you can do to help others feel included. Step 3: Start With Hello. Discover how to break the ice and strike up a conversation. Say Something The goal of the Say Something Program is to teach students how to look for warning signs, signals, and threats, especially in social media, of an individual who may be a threat to themselves or others and to say something to a trusted adult to get help. We want to teach students to understand and recognize warning signs and threats, how to act immediately, take it seriously, understand strategies to take action, and overcome potential barriers to being an “upstander” rather than a “bystander." Ultimately, the student is taught to seek out a trusted adult. Request a Program

  • Project Lifesaver | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    Project Lifesaver Project Lifesaver is a rapid-response program that aids victims (and their families) who wander as a result of cognitive impairments, or other afflictions. The program combines technology and specially trained Sheriff’s Deputies to locate individuals who have wandered. Project Lifesaver clients wear a “watch-type” wristband transmitter (worn on the wrist, ankle or as a necklace), which emits a tracking signal. When a caregiver calls the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver line to report that a client has wandered, a search team responds to the wanderer’s area and, while in route, activates the vehicles mobile locator tracking system. A hand-held unit is used to search for clients in areas inaccessible by vehicles. ​ ​ In an emergency, caregivers must immediately notify the: Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver Emergency Response Line at 631-852-2791 and dial 911. ​ How to Enroll in Project Lifesaver Enrollment applications can be obtained by calling (631) 852-3003. Your enrollment application must be completed and submitted to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office at 100 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901. Once your application is reviewed, an appointment will be made for a home visit by a Project Lifesaver specialist from the Sheriff’s Office. ​ How to Purchase Project Lifesaver Equipment The purchase of enrollment equipment is coordinated through the Sheriff’s Office once the client’s application is approved. ​ Cost to Enroll The transmitter, transmitter case, transmitter tester, battery and wristband costs $300.00 (approximately), plus shipping & handling. The battery and wristband has to be changed monthly or bi-monthly (depending on transmitter) and a new battery and wristband installed. This costs about $5.00 each month. ​ Monthly Maintenance Monthly and/or yearly battery and wristband purchases may be requested by calling the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office at (631) 852-3003. ​ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is Project Lifesaver? Project Lifesaver is a rapid-response program that aids clients (and their families) who wander as a result of cognitive impairments, or other afflictions. ​ Who sponsors Project Lifesaver? Project Lifesaver is sponsored by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office as well as non-profit organizations who make donations to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Foundation for Project Lifesaver. ​ How does Project Lifesaver work? The program combines technology and specially trained Sheriff’s Deputies to locate individuals who have wandered. Project Lifesaver clients wear a “watch-type” wristband transmitter (worn on the wrist, ankle or as a necklace), which emits a tracking signal. When a caregiver calls the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver line to report that a client has wandered, a search team responds to the wanderer’s area and, while in route, activates the vehicles mobile locator tracking system. A hand-held unit is used to search for clients in areas inaccessible by vehicles. ​ How much does Project Lifesaver cost? There is a one-time cost of approximately $300 (plus tax and shipping) for the transmitter, tester, battery and wristband strap. ​ How long does it take to enroll in Project Lifesaver? Applications can be requested by calling 631-852-3003. A Sheriff’s Deputy will then meet with the potential client/caregiver/family member making certain that the area is safe for the potential client and to assist with the necessary paperwork and instructions. ​ How long does it take for the Project Lifesaver program to begin? Once you have met with a member of the Project Lifesaver Bureau and have the necessary equipment (transmitters take up to 2-4 weeks to ship), the program starts immediately. ​ How is the initial equipment purchased? The purchase of Enrollment Equipment is coordinated through the Sheriff’s Office once the client’s application is approved. ​ How is monthly maintenance equipment purchased? Caregiver purchase requests for batteries and wristbands, for monthly maintenance, can be obtained by calling 631-852-3003, or by email at: lifesaver@suffolkcountyny.gov , or through a registered Project Lifesaver International sponsor, or care facility. ​ What happens if someone wanders? Caregivers must immediately notify the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver emergency response line (631-852-2791), and dial “911.” Project Lifesaver Bringing Loved Ones Home How long does it take to locate a missing client? Nationally, response times vary, but average under 30 minutes. ​ How frequently should a transmitter battery be changed? Batteries emit a signal every second (24/7) and must be changed monthly. ​ Is the transmitter waterproof? Yes. Clients can shower and swim while wearing the transmitter. ​ Is the client’s transmitting equipment covered by insurance as a medical necessity? Check with your insurance carrier. If necessary, the Sheriff's Office can provide documentation to the insurance carrier that the client in question is enrolled in the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Project Lifesaver Program. ​ What happens if something goes wrong with my equipment? Call the Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver line immediately (631-852-2791). ​ What happens if the transmitter is lost? Call the Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver line immediately (631-852-2791). ​ Are there other Project Lifesaver programs? Project Lifesaver began in the Sheriff’s Office, Chesapeake, Virginia in 1999 and is now in over 1,300 Sheriff and Police agencies across the United States, Canada and Australia. ​ Is there a guarantee that a person wearing a Project Lifesaver transmitter will be located? Client searches involve different variables and incidents are unpredictable. In over 3,000 reported searches, Project Lifesaver agencies have achieved a 100% success rate. The Sheriff’s Office feels Project Lifesaver equipment and established procedures greatly increases the likelihood of “Bringing Your Loved Ones Home” safely. ​ Submit Thank you for your request. Someone will contact you shortly.

  • YES Tour | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    Youth Enlightenment Seminar "YES" Tour Every year, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office opens our doors for thousands of students to take an in-depth tour of both our Riverhead and Yaphank Correctional Facilities. The tours give a realistic, first-hand glimpse into the inner workings of our correctional facilities and what a daily life as a correction officer and justice-involved individuals looks like. YES Tours are a great fit for criminal justice classes or students interested in pursuing a career in the criminal justice field . Who May Participate: Public and private schools throughout Suffolk County must apply on a lottery basis for the tours in the beginning of the school year. ​ How To Register: Registration dates will post during the summer and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schools are allowed to book no more than four (4) tours of forty (40) students per academic school year. Students must be twelve (12) years or older and accompanied by a school faculty member. Information must be filled out in full. Please select your 4 dates, with an alternative date should one of your requested dates be booked already. You will receive an email confirmation with your dates once they have been approved and scheduled. ​ ​ YES Tour Registration ​ Registration for the YES Tours is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. YES Tour Requests for the 2023-2024 school year will open on Monday, September 4 , 2023 at 12:00AM. Any requests made prior to this date and time will not be honored and will placed on the bottom of the request form. Schools are allowed to book no more than four (4) tours of forty (40) students per academic school year. Information must be filled out in full. Please select your four dates, with an alternative date should one of your requested dates be booked already. You will receive an email confirmation with your dates once they have been approved and scheduled. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. Number of Tours Requested (no more than four (4). One (1) Tour Two (2) Tours Three (3) Tours Four (4) Tours Submit Thank you for requesting a YES Tour. Please note that requested dates are not confirmed until one of our staff members contacts you. We will contact you shortly to confirm your dates.

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