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  • Print Budii Photo Service | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Policies & Reports Send Photos from Anywhere! The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Print Budii to make sending photos to an inmate in the Suffolk County Correctional Facility a breeze! ​ THEN: You take some photos, have them printed at your local pharmacy, pick them up and pay for them, pack them up in an envelope, head to the Post Office, pay postage, and wait for a few days to see if your loved one has received the photos. ​ NOW: You take a photo, click this link or go to , select the photo, pay and send. Your photo prints out at the correctional facility and is delivered to your loved one THAT DAY! No trips to the Post Office, postage, or packages lost in the mail! ​ Cost: $1.19 per photo. All rules regarding photos in the Correctional Facility apply. Inmates are limited to 15 photos. All extra photos will be placed in the inmate's property. All photos sent to the Correctional Facility are subject to review. No photos pornographic in nature will be delivered to an inmate.

  • Policies & Reports | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

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  • Data Driven Justice | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Data Driven Justice Data Driven Justice Community Portrait: A Conversation with Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. of Suffolk County, N.Y. This Data-Driven Justice Community Portrait is the fifth in a series highlighting individuals who are championing cross-systems collaboration and data sharing within their jurisdictions to respond to the needs of frequent utilizers of justice, health and human services systems. This interview was edited for brevity. ​ Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. is the Sheriff of Suffolk County , New York on Long Island. He was born and raised in the Bronx in New York City, and his father and brother were both wardens on Rikers Island . As such, Toulon learned about the criminal justice system from a very early age; in 1982 he joined the New York City Department of Correction where he had a 22-year career in uniform serving in various positions in the Emergency Service Unit, Firearms & Tactics Unit and Compliance Unit. He retired as a captain due to health reasons. In 2014, he returned to the Department of Correction as the Deputy Commissioner of Operations overseeing the Intelligence Unit, Training Academy, Applicant Investigations Unit, Emergency Management and Compliance Units. Taking office in January 2018, Sheriff Toulon is the county’s first African American person to be elected to a non-judicial countywide office. He received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Monroe College, a master’s degree in Business Administration and a doctorate in Educational Administration from Dowling College. ​ Q: Where do you get your passion for helping people involved in the criminal justice system? ​ When I was a child, my father told me that his job as a warden was about rehabilitating people who were incarcerated; however, he also used the same moniker of “bad guys” that needed to be in jail. When I was a captain on Rikers Island, I would often tour our various facilities, talk to the people in our custody and find out why they became incarcerated and if they experienced substance abuse and/or mental health issues. I believe 85 percent of men and women that come into our facilities are individuals that have mental health and substance abuse issues, or they just made some poor choices. Many come from areas and families that experience multi-generational trauma due to community and family violence. ​ When I became sheriff, I used this experience to affect change in my community. We can assist those men and women with the treatment they need and can connect them with resources in the community to continue care post incarceration. I am extremely passionate about ensuring people continue to receive this level of care while involved with the justice system. ​ Q: What are some of the initiatives you’ve started to help people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders involved in the justice system? ​ Here in Suffolk County, we created The Sheriff's Transition and Reentry Team (START), where we work with the judicial system, The Legal Aid Society and The Criminal Bar Association to offer case management and support to help address the needs of people in our custody and upon release. ​ The START Resource Center is located at our Yaphank Correctional Facility and staffed by correctional officers. In our jails, we start reentry on day one of incarceration. We interview inmates at jail admission and have them complete a packet of information where we assess their needs and life goals. Officers and our partners support people with substance abuse treatment, education, job and resume assistance, social services enrollment, driver's license and identification issues, transportation, food, housing and clothing. We also provide referrals to community-based services upon release. We help people create resumes and conduct job searches and provide business attire for job interviews. We also provide transportation for interviews, as transportation can be a huge barrier in Suffolk County. We have identified employers who are willing to hire a formerly incarcerated individual and work with social services agencies in various communities to connect people to health care and continue treatment. We are trying to address structural barriers to reentry, and the staff has truly built trust among our community members involved in the justice system. In fact, with START, more than 350 people have returned to our resource center or reached out for further assistance who are no longer involved in the justice system. ​ We also have a serious addiction treatment program and are very much involved in the drug court. We continue to talk to judges and defense attorneys on how we can improve. We can always do better, and I push my staff so that our office can mitigate crime before it occurs and reduce our jail population. ​ Lastly, we partnered with Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare on our family reunification project to bring graduate-level interns to the jail to work with inmates and their families to improve relationships while people are incarcerated and when they are released. We know that family involvement can be key to a person’s success once they are no longer in our custody. Q: Who have been some of your most valuable partners in this work? ​ We have worked with many community partners who have helped identify individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues. We created a satellite facility partnering with one of our service providers, Spin the Yard , to assist with transportation and networking with other programs to make sure people are receiving the assistance they need. ​ In addition, since many of our female inmates are victims of human trafficking and have substance use disorders, The Empowerment Collaborative of Long Island is another important community partner, particularly for women and children. We also partner with many local advocacy groups and monitor data to understand where in Suffolk County there are hotspots of people suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues and how to best address it. We also use data analysis in our schools through a program called Deconstructing the Prison Pipeline , which seeks to improve policy and craft initiatives to prevent youth from getting involved in the justice system by helping to identify root causes of youth delinquency. ​ Q: How is your office working with the community to address race equity for people involved in the justice system? ​ First, I am always looking at data to help us understand the problem. As Sheriff, I have made it a priority for our office to use data to identify community members at risk of incarceration. We focus on factors such as demographics and ethnicity, education level and employment type. Do they have children? With these variables, we see where certain trends are occurring and can drill down to the root causes of some of the issues that our residents face before and after incarceration. ​ Since last year (2020), we started a training course for fair and impartial policing not only for our deputy sheriffs and correctional officers, but also civilian personnel. We have implemented customer service training for sworn and civilian personnel that are interacting with the public. I do not, however, believe that a training course will really allow us to understand our own biases, so we have made it incumbent upon our supervisors to reinforce this training throughout our daily work. Since it is very difficult to change someone’s inherent views in just a couple training sessions, we conduct them regularly to at least recognize these biases and reinforce the need for change. ​ There needs to be a basic understanding of respect from law enforcement to the people in our community and those that are incarcerated. The death of George Floyd was a tragedy, and law enforcement needs to find a balance when interacting with the community between who is an actual threat and who may be experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis. Q: What more can Suffolk County do to help people living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders? ​ What is needed not only for Suffolk County, but our nation, is investment in social services. People need help before they interact with law enforcement. By the time someone is incarcerated, the individual has most likely shown many red flags. The pandemic has caused a mental health and substance abuse crisis in this country and with so much trauma and disruption in our society today, the government needs to focus on increasing funding in our communities for social services. This would certainly lead to fewer negative interactions with law enforcement and less incarceration. We may be able to save not only a lot more lives but change people's lives so that families and communities are safer. Q: What inspires you about this work? ​ I'm a two-time cancer survivor, so I probably shouldn't be here. My second battle was with pancreatic cancer and it has made me feel that I'm here for a purpose. I was a deputy commissioner at Rikers Island for 25 years and I didn't have the direct impact that I have now. I have been a resident of Suffolk County now for 31 years and I can see the impact I have on my staff and the individuals that are incarcerated in the community. This is what gives me joy because I can affect real change and help people. It motivates me every day. ​ Q: Do you have any recommendations for other communities or advice for your peers? ​ You can never have enough partners in this, whether it's NACo or law enforcement agencies, community partners or community members. I engage with our community to understand what various populations in Suffolk County are dealing with so I can understand what we need to do and identify potential and changing trends. As a sheriff, it is important to talk to law enforcement agencies and community partners throughout the country to see what they are dealing with and how to best prepare. Finally, humility is crucial. You need to talk to everyone and can never have enough engagement with people. There is much to learn from other people’s experiences. NACo would like to thank Sheriff Errol Toulon for speaking with us about his and Suffolk County’s efforts. He can be reached at . ​ This community portrait was created with support from Arnold Ventures as part of Data-Driven Justice , a project that aims to support local jurisdictions in using data to better align resources to respond to people who are frequent utilizers of justice, health and human services systems. This is a reprint from the National Association of Counties, NACo. Read this story on the NACo website.

  • 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: , 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.

  • 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. ​ 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 . ​ ​ *NEW* 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 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:, 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. ​ ​ Send Photos With Print Budii Print Budii is a way to share photos with your loved ones who are incarcerated. Click here to learn more.

  • Reentry & Rehabilitation | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

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  • 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. ​ ​

  • Community Advisory Board | Sheriff's Office

    Community Advisory Board Suffolk County Sheriff Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. is seeking additional interested Suffolk County residents to join the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Community Advisory Board. All interested residents must submit letters of inquiry and resumes to be considered for Board Membership. The Community Advisory Board meets monthly to give residents an opportunity to meet regularly via Zoom with the Sheriff and his staff, discuss topics of interest and concern, be a conduit for information to local communities, and provide input on Sheriff’s initiatives and policies relating to the Office and its relationship with the general public. The Board consists of members from across Suffolk County. ​ “Ultimately, I want the public to have more opportunities to interact with the law enforcement community, and to have a direct line of communication,” said Sheriff Toulon. He added, “Last year I brought together a diverse group of people to discuss issues, learn about the Sheriff’s Office, and share ideas, and as a result, we launched our first satellite START Resource Center location. I look forward to adding some new voices to this Board and continually seeking public input to best meet the needs of the people we serve.” The Board consists of members from across Suffolk County. Recent Presentations The History of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office February 21, 2023 ​ Presented by Deputy Sheriff Sergeant William Weick ​ Download a copy here > > An Overview of the Community Relations Unit March 28, 2023 ​ Presented by Deputy Sheriff Sergeant William Blombery & Samantha Graviano ​ Download a copy here >> An Overview of the Wellness Unit April 25, 2023 ​ Presented by Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Inv. Michael Poetta & DS Mackenzie Burns ​ Download a copy here >> An Overview of the START Resource Center May 30, 2023 ​ Presented by the men & women of the START Resource Center ​ Availabe Soon >> Open Forum Night June 20, 2023 ​ ​ Presenters to be determined ​ Available Soon Anyone interested in serving on the Board is encouraged to send a letter of inquiry and resume directly to Sheriff Toulon at . Letters and resumes are accpted on a recurring basis. ​ Include in your letter of inquiry: Why do you want to serve on the Community Advisory Board? In what town do you live? - In what community groups are you involved? - Please include your resume and any other relevant information. ​ Prospective members must be Suffolk County residents and 18 and older.

  • Corrections Division | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Corrections Division The Corrections Division of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office ​includes the Corrections Administrative Bureau, the Riverhead Correctional Facility, the Yaphank Correctional Facility, and the Special Operations Bureau. The Corrections Division is overseen by the Warden. Correctional Facilities Administrative Bureau Special Operations Human Trafficking Vocational Work Programs Correctional Facilities The Riverhead Correctional Facility has a maximum capacity of 840 inmates. It houses minimum, medium, and maximum security male and female inmates. The facility has linear and podular housing units, a state of the art medical/ dental/ mental health unit, a rehabilitation unit, and a visiting section. The Sheriff's Office Choose Your Path program is housed at the Riverhead Facility. ​ The Yaphank Correctional Facility has a maximum capacity of 976 inmates. It houses minimum, medium, and maximum security male and female inmates. The facility has dormitory and podular housing units, a state of the art medical/ dental/ mental health unit, a medical pod, a rehabilitation unit, and a visiting section. The Sheriff's Addiction Treatment Program (SATP), the Veteran's Pod, the 55+ Pod, and the Choose To Thrive Program for female inmates are all housed at the Yaphank Facility. The Sheriff's Transition and Rehabilitation Team (START) Resource Center can also be found on the grounds of the Yaphank Correctional Facility. ​ ​ Administrative Bureau The Administrative Bureau has two main Sections, the Resource Management Section and the Records and Statistics Section. ​ The Resource Management Section has ten subdivisions. The responsibilities and functions of these units are detailed below. However, in addition to those responsibilities specific to each of these units, the Resource Management Section is charged with acting as a coordinator of all tasks associated with the acquiring, tracking, maintaining, and safeguarding of the Correction Division’s assets, be they staff or inmate related, financial or material. The Resource Management Section ensures that the Division’s acquisitions are completed in the most fiscally prudent and responsible manner possible. These supplemental tasks include, but are not limited to: Each Section of the Correction Division is responsible for developing a budget request that reflects its operational needs for the following year. These budget requests are submitted to the Resource Management Section for compilation and coordination: ​ The Resource Management Section is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and administering a comprehensive set of procedural guidelines for the Division that will ensure the fulfillment of our fiduciary duties related to the safeguarding and expenditure of inmate funds. The Resource Management Section works with the Suffolk County Comptroller to implement recommendations and revised accounting procedures. ​ Coordinate the efforts of all units that have any responsibilities related to the finances and assets of inmates. Ensure that the Correction Division’s actions associated with managing its financial and material assets are consistent with sound business practices and our responsibilities as mandated by the various laws and jurisdictions under which we must operate. The Resource Management Section coordinates and schedules appointments for video conferencing between the Courts, attorneys, and inmates. The Sheriff’s Office works with the Suffolk County Child Support Enforcement Bureau (CSEB) to identify inmates in our custody in arrears on their child support obligations, hold any funds available, and forward to the court upon receipt of an appropriate order. The Resource Management Section’s responsibilities also include the coordination and supervision of the Information Technologies Section. The Asset Management Unit is responsible for coordinating and assembling the yearly operating budgets in preparation for their submittal to the Sheriff’s Office Accounting Section. The Commissary Unit is responsible for distributing items purchased through inmate funds. The Compliance Inspection Unit is responsible for ensuring that the Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facilities comply with all applicable rules and regulations. The Disciplinary Processing Unit investigates allegations of inmate misconduct to determine whether charges of inmate misconduct are substantiated and, if so, to discipline the guilty party by standards set forth to punish misbehavior fairly, impartially, and consistently. The Fire Safety and Inspections Unit is responsible for ensuring compliance with fire and life safety codes that protect the staff and inmates in the correctional facilities. The Grievance Processing Unit is responsible for the practical, fair, and timely resolution of inmate complaints. The Inmate Accounts Unit is responsible for maintaining prisoner-related bank accounts and their corresponding monthly bank reconciliation. The Integrated Systems Unit provides coordination and resolution of technical support issues associated with the correctional facility software and security system, the video conferencing system, and the drone detection system. The primary responsibility of the Operations and Procedures Unit is the production of and guardianship of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Operations and Procedures Guide. The Operations and Procedures Unit is also responsible for updating and maintaining the inmate handbook containing Correctional Facility rules and regulations detailing acceptable behavior and appropriate discipline for life in the facilities. This Unit maintains pertinent information on all chemicals used and stored within the two facilities and maintains and distributes OSHA related equipment. The Records and Statistics Section consists of three subdivisions. The Section performs numerous duties for the Sheriff’s Office, the vast majority of which concern handling and processing court documents relating to the lawful commitment, discharge, and inmates’ movement to courts and outside agencies. ​ The Records Unit processes all admissions and discharges, coordinates all court and transfer movements with both divisions of the Sheriff’s Office, and reviews and interprets all court documents. The Records Unit is the center of inmate information and is involved in compiling, processing, and disseminating this information throughout our office and outside agencies. The Writ Control Unit tracks and prepares paperwork for the take-out and return of any inmate ordered produced in Suffolk County on a Writ of Habeas Corpus and for Suffolk County inmates court-ordered to other jurisdictions in New York State. This Unit also prepares the paperwork associated with processing State-ready inmates The Document Management Unit is responsible for storing and managing all inactive records generated by the Records and Statistics Section. ​ ​ Special Oper ations Bureau The Special Operations Bureau of the Corrections Division includes the Gangs Unit, Internal Security, SERT (Sheriff's Emergency Response Team), Canin e (K9), Human Trafficking Unit, Corrections Analysts, Task Force Personnel, and the Hostage Negotiati ons Team. ​ ​ Correctional Facilities Adminitrative Bureau Special Opertions Bureau

  • Income Execution | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    Income Execution | Wage Garnishment An income execution is a type of levy that may be issued against your wages if you fail to resolve your tax debt. It is a legal order that requires you or your employer to pay a portion of your gross wages for taxes you owe from your paycheck/salary. Issued by the NYS Courts, New York State will ask you to voluntarily pay up to 10% of your gross wages each time you're paid. If you don’t make voluntary payments, they will have your employer automatically deduct up to 10% of your gross wages from your paycheck and send it to us. The income execution remains in effect until the outstanding tax liability is satisfied. ​ If you fail to resolve your tax debt, New York State may proceed with collection action by issuing an income execution. They may file a tax warrant before or after we issue the income execution. First, they will send the income execution to the address on file for you (click here to change your address & update your personal information if needed.) ​ Generally, to comply with the income execution, you must: You are required to make the first payment within 20 days of receiving the notice. By law, wage deductions can't exceed ten percent: (10%) of gross income, or twenty five percent (25%) of disposable earnings. You must make payments each time you get paid, whether that's weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc. If you don't pay the required amount, your employer must deduct the money from your wages. ​ How to remove an income execution: Pay the bill in full. ​ For more information on income execution and wage garnishments, please visit the New York State Website. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ For driving directions to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Civil Enforcement Bureau, click here. ​ New York State Website

  • Human Trafficking | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office

    Sheriff's Anti-Trafficking Initiative The Sheriff’s Anti-Trafficking Initiative was the first of its kind in the country operating from inside a correctional facility. S.A.T.I. has been pioneering the campaign against human trafficking from the correctional standpoint by establishing a comprehensive and effective response to the crime. The unit works in collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies by developing and forwarding intelligence gleaned from the correctional facility setting. In addition, they refer victims and work closely with advocacy groups in efforts to assist the victims on their road to recovery. The principal objectives are to ensure that all victims of human trafficking who pass through our facility are identified, have access to the services they need to recover, and are supported throughout their long-term journey as survivors. ​ ​ What is Human Trafficking ​ Human trafficking, in general terms, is holding someone in compelled service for labor or commercial sex acts, using whatever means necessary whether physical or psychological (force, fraud, or coercion)​. ​ Causing someone under the age of 18 to engage in a commercial sex act, regardless of using force, fraud, or coercion is human trafficking under U.S. law. ​ Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations. ​ Human trafficking can happen to anyone but some people are more vulnerable than others. Significant risk factors include recent migration or relocation, substance use, mental health concerns, involvement with the children welfare system and being a runaway or homeless youth. Often, traffickers identify and leverage their victims’ vulnerabilities in order to create dependency. Youth and teens can be more susceptible to becoming a victim of human trafficking, especially those who have recently immigrated, those who are displaced from their families or have significant issues in the home, and those who have a history of substance use. Knowing not only the signs of human trafficking but some of the grooming techniques and ways to protect your children are vital to keeping our youth safe. ​ To report suspicious non-emergency human trafficking activity, contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 220-TIPS. For urgent or life threatening situations, or if you suspect someone is in immediate danger, call 911. Here are some signs that someone could potentially b e a trafficking victim: ​ Is the person disoriented or confused, showing signs of mental or physical abuse? Does the person have bruises in various stages of healing? Is the person fearful, timid, or submissive? Is the person often in the company of someone who seems to be in control of where they go or whom they talk to? Does the person appear to have a much older boyfriend or "daddy" that seems to be a strange or uncomfortable relationship? Does the person seem to be being watched or controlled? Does the person appear to be coached on what to say? Does the person lack personal possessions or appear to not have a stable living situation? Does the person seem to be abused or deprived of food, water, sleep, medical care, or other life necessities? Can the person freely contact friends or family and have the means to do so? Is the person allowed to socialize alone? Is the person permitted to freely attend religious services? ​ Please note: It is unsafe to attempt to rescue a trafficking victim. You have no way of knowing how the trafficker may react or retaliate against you or the victim. If you believe you have identified someone who has escaped from or is currently being trafficked, please contact law enforcement immediately. ​ There are several other indicators not listed that could imply someone is a victim of human trafficking, as well as being "groomed" to become a victim. Below are additional resources you can print or look through for more information. ​ Note:The information above was collected from the Suffolk Sheriff's Anti-Trafficking Unit, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, the Polaris Project, and the Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign. If you have a tip or think you cause to believe someone may be a trafficking victim, call the Human Trafficking Resource Center at (888) 373-7888 immediately. Download a Free Resource Click on any of the images below to download a FREE informational resource. Use these guides to start the conversation with your children or loved ones about human trafficking, share them on social media or hang them in your school or business to keep the conversation going. Contact Us The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office has designated teams of officers in our Human Trafficking Unit tracking activity within our Correctional Facilities as well as in the community. If you would like additional information or to speak with one of our officers, please fill out the request form below and someone will contact you. Thank you for contacting us. Someone will reach out to you shortly. Submit

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