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A Message from the Suffolk County Sheriff

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"Welcome to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office website. I am proud of the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Sheriff's Office. We are honored to serve and protect the residents of Suffolk County. As your Sheriff, I have made it my priority to protect public safety, speak up and against the grain to do what I know is right, and raise the bar of accountability through robust training, supervision, and adherence to high standards. Throughout my 30-year career in law enforcement, I have also come to believe in the power of community input in government, volunteerism behind the bars, and how correctional institutions can change lives for the better. One of my proudest achievements since taking office is the creation of the S.T.A.R.T. Resource Center on the grounds of the Yaphank Jail. I hope that as you scroll through our website, it will provide you with the information you are seeking, and much more."

Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Suffolk County Sheriff
Send me an email at Suffolk_Sheriff@suffolkcountyny.gov

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Re-entry Services Available to all Justice-Involved Individuals and Families.

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A New Perspective with Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.

The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office has produced a television program that can be seen on government access stations on Long Island.  

Episode 1 is about the Sheriff's START Resource Center.  Watch it now to learn how the Sheriff's Office is protecting public safety by emphasizing community connections for justice-involved individuals.

In the Spotlight

Correctional Facility Inmate Learning Centers

Officers Teaching Inmates

The Riverhead Correctional Facility Learning Center opened on November 4, 2020. A second Learning Center opened in the Yaphank Facility on February 1. 2020 Both Centers exist to assist inmates as they prepare for the TASC examination to achieve their high school equivalency diplomas. New York State selected the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) to replace the General Educational Development (GED®) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma effective January 2, 2014. The Learning Center also provides a place for inmates to participate in educational activities to make them more employable and to enrich their personal lives.

This year alone, the Learning Centers already have over 316 inmates enrolled in online continuing education courses in conjunction with Riverhead Library. The inmates have access to over 500 educational courses, including accounting, anger management, psychology, elder care, finances, typing, and more.  Since January, 41 inmates have already completed courses in various subject areas and three inmates have earned their NYS High School Equivalency Diplomas.

Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. has made inmate rehabilitation a focus of his administration.  “Some Suffolk County Correction Officers hold teaching degrees and NYS Teacher Certifications in various subject areas. Due to the NYS Bail Reform Legislation, we have fewer inmates in the correctional facilities, freeing up some staff to perform different duties. Opening a Learning Center operating in addition to our formal TASC program benefits all involved.”

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