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Deputy Warden Curtis Sclafani

Deputy Warden Curt Sclafani started with the Suffolk County Sheriff Office as a Correction Officer in the summer of 1993. From 1993 to 2002 he was stationed at the Riverhead Correctional Facility working primarily in inmate housing areas and the control room and ultimately as a lobby officer. In October 2002 he became a member of the Sheriffs Emergency Response Team.

In 2003 Curt was assigned to the newly formed Transition Team where he assisted in the planning and design for the Sprung Housing Unit and the upcoming new facility at Yaphank. He helped develop operations and procedures for both.

Curt was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and worked on the crews at the Riverhead facility.
In 2005 Deputy Warden Sclafani was reassigned to the Supervisor Work Group with initial responsibilities overseeing Compliance Standards, Grievances, and Variances. That same year he assisted in preparing for and ultimately acquiring accreditation from the New York State Sheriff’s Association. He gained additional duties in 2006 overseeing our Community Relations Unit and YES program. Later that same year he was assigned to District court.

From 2007 To 2010 Curt was reassigned as commanding officer of Fleet Services section.
In 2010 he was promoted to Lt. and was reassigned as commanding officer of ECU-Laundry and construction. From there he was moved back to the Transition Team responsible for overseeing the building of the new Yaphank Facility. Curt was also designated the Executive Officer of the SERT Team.
In 2013 Curt was promoted to Captain and returned to Riverhead where his responsibilities included Rehab, Laundry, Visiting, Vocational Programs, and Capital projects. He was also assigned as Commanding officer of ESU.

In 2017 Curt was promoted to Captain Investigator. where he oversaw the Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Bureau, inmate work programs, and Capital projects.
Deputy Warden Sclafani is an AJA certified Jail Manager, Certified Hostage Negotiator, NYSSA certified Jail Assessor, and Certified ESU Officer.