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  • Corrections Division Statistics | Sheriff's Office

    Corrections Division Statistics Language Line New Hire Demographics Jail Population Statistics Grievance Statistics Use of Force Report Use of Force Policy Data Driven Justice Mental Health Links Data sets contained in this dashboard are updated regularly, as indicated in each database. Download the Report

  • Suffolk County Sheriff's Office History | Sheriff's Office | Suffolk County Sher

    Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Overview The origin of the Sheriff is traceable to the Office of the Sheriff and Constable of early English history. On Long Island, from 1664 to 1683, ridings were used to establish boundaries within the Shire. The East riding comprised the territory now occupied by Suffolk County. The West riding consisted of Kings County and Newtown (Queens). The remainder of Long Island belonged to the North riding. Collectively, the three ridings were called Yorkshire. ​ The Governor appointed a “High Sheriff” for Yorkshire with a Deputy from each riding. In 1683, the ridings were abolished and the East riding became Suffolk County. The High Sheriff was no longer necessary being that each County would now have its own Sheriff. Suffolk County’s first Sheriff was Josiah Hobart in 1683. ​ After the American Revolution, the practice of the Governor appointing a Sheriff continued and was incorporated into the first Constitution adopted in New York in 1777. At the Constitutional Convention in 1821, the appointed Office of the Sheriff was made elective. That year, Abraham Gardiner became Suffolk County’s first elected Sheriff. ​ Today, the Sheriff of Suffolk County is elected to the term of four years. On January 1, 2018, Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. became the 67th Sheriff of Suffolk County and the County`s first African American Sheriff in Suffolk County history. ​ Please scroll through a pictorial history of the the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. Suffolk County Sheriff's Throughout History The first Suffolk County Jail was erected in 1727 on the north side of Main Street in Riverhead at the site of former Perkins store. A bronze plaque placed there by the Suffolk County Historical Society marks the site. This jail was severely damaged during the Revolutionary War and had to be rebuilt in 1784. Continuous enlargements and improvements were made throughout the next 75 years until a new site on Griffing Avenue was purchased and a court house and jail built of brick and stone was erected in 1855. This jail was a separate two story octagonal stone building located at the rear of the court house. The cells were also arranged in an octagon, each cell going back almost to a point with the floor resembling the shape of a piece of pie. It was enlarged in 1881, adding a third floor to this unusually shaped building. In 1911, a new jail was built after the state deemed the octagon jail "unsanitary, overcrowded, and a breeding place for immorality - a relic of the dark ages, a disgrace and a stigma upon the county." The massive stone blocks used in the old octagon jail can be found around the flag pole at the current Riverhead Correctional Facility, comprising a monument to fallen officers and deputies. The 1911 jail was designed to hold 136 inmates but quickly grew to over 200 inmates with overflow housed in the Nassau County Jail at $4.50 per inmate per day. Once again, age and overcrowding turned the 1911 building into a substandard jail falling short of the minimum standards set by the State Corrections Department. In 1961, the Yaphank Penal Farm Building (Honor Farm) was opened. The main reason for erecting this facility was to relieve the overcrowding at the County Jail in Riverhead. However, by locating this building in close proximity to the County Farm, the county saved the time and expense of transporting the inmate farm workers to and from the Riverhead Jail on a daily basis. Work on the Suffolk County Farm was performed almost exclusively by the inmates. This provided the men with a healthy environment and a sense of self-respect. Moreover, the farm provided about 80% of all food consumed at the Suffolk County Jail, the Children's Shelter, the County Infirmary, and the Honor Farm Annex itself. The 1965 inspection of the Suffolk County Jail, conducted by the State Commission of Correction, pointed out the need for construction of a new jail with enlarged and modern facilities. Groundbreaking for the new jail took place on March 15, 1966. Three years later, on January 24, 1969, the state certified the cells for occupancy. However, due to lack of adequate staff, the new jail was not operational until August 28, 1969, when the 190 inmates from the 1911 jail were transferred to the new modern jail. In an effort to boost the morale of the department, in 1977 Sheriff Finnerty requested that the name of the Suffolk County Jail be changed. Therefore, by an act of the Suffolk County Legislature, the jail was renamed the Suffolk County Correctional Facility, while the Honor Farm was renamed the Suffolk County Minimum Security Correctional Facility. In 1980, due to ongoing overcrowding, a 200 bed addition was approved for the Minimum Security Facility in Yaphank. Overcrowding continued, however, despite this addition, and a 300 additional cells were added to the Riverhead Correctional facility creating a Medium Security addition. In 2013, a major addition was added to the Correctional Facility in Yaphank including six pods consisting of 60 cells each. A modern medical unit, medical housing unit, visiting area, and booking and processing unit were also added. This changed the facility from the Suffolk County Minimum Security Correctional Facility to the Yaphank Correctional Facility. Both the Yaphank and the Riverhead Correctional Facilities could now house inmates of all three security classifications. Suffolk County Sheriff's Throughout History 1. Josiah Hobart 1683-1701 2. John Mulford 1701-1702 3. Hugh Gray 1702-1710 4. John Brush 1710-1718 5. Daniel Youngs 1718-1723 6. Samuel Dayton 1723-1728 7. William Sell 1728-1730 8. Joseph Smith 1730-1731 9. David Corrie 1731-1734 10. Jacob Conklin 1734-1740 11. Thomas Higbe 1740-1774 12. James Muirson 1774-1785 13. Thomas Wickes 1785-1787 1791-1799 14. Silas Halsey 1787-1791 15. Phineas Carll 1799-1803 16. Josiah Reeve 1803-1807 1808-1810 1811-1812 1813-1814 1815-1819 17. Phineas Smith 1807-1808 18. Benjamin Brewster 1810-1811 1812-1813 19. Nathaniel Conklin 1814-1815 20. Samuel Carll 1819-1821 21. Abraham Gardiner 1821-1826 1829-1832 22. Samuel Smith 1826-1829 23. Richard Smith 1832-1835 24. Silas Horton 1835-1838 25. Samuel Miller 1838-1841 26. David Brush 1841-1844 27. Henry Penny 1844-1847 28. David Rose 1847-1850 29. John Clark 1850-1855 30. Samuel Phillips 1855-1856 31. George Carman 1856-1859 32. Stephen Wilson 1859-1862 33. Daniel Osborn 1862-1868 34. George Smith 1868-1871 35. J. Henry Perkins 1871-1874 36. Egbert Lewis 1874-1877 37. George Cooper 1877-1878 38. Robert Petty 1878-1883 1888-1891 39. Selah Brewster 1883-1886 40. Henry Halsey 1886-1888 41. A.M. Darling 1891-1897 42. Benjamin Wood 1897-1900 43. J. Sheridan Wells 1900-1903 44. Henry Preston 1903-1906 45. John Wells 1906-1909 46. Charles Platt 1909-1912 47. Melville Brush 1912-1913 48. D. Henry Brown 1913-1914 49. Charles O'Dell 1914-1917 50. Amza Biggs 1917-1920 1923-1926 51. John Kelly 1920-1923 52. Burton Howe 1926-1929 53. Ellis Taylor 1929-1932 54. Joseph Warta 1932-1935 55. William McCollom 1935-1938 1942-1957 56. Jacob Dreyer 1938-1941 57. John Levy 1941-1942 58. Charles Dominy 1957-1962 59. Frank Gross 1962-1970 60. Philip Corso 1970-1976 61. Donald Dilworth 1976-1977 62. John Finnerty 1977-1986 63. Eugene Dooley 1986-1990 63. Patrick Mahoney 1990-2002 65. Alfred C. Tisch 2002-2006 66. Vincent F. DeMarco 2006-2018 67. Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. 2018- Current

  • TRANSPARENCY | Sheriff's Office

    Transparency, Accountability & Integrity Since taking office in 2018, Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. has made it a priority to enhance the transparency and accountability of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. Through innovative new trainings, policies, procedures and incident review protocols, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office has taken tremendous strides to improve operations as well as public confidence. ​ ​ Office of Professional Standards ​ In order to promote professionalism and set a desired standard of excellence in public service, Sheriff Toulon created the Office of Professional Standards within the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. Established in August 2022, OPS is responsible for assuring all personnel employed by the Suffolk Cou nty Sheriff’s Office perform their duty and serve the public in a manner that is consistent with the expected level of professionalism and integrity that is necessary to earn and maintain public confidence in the Sheriff’s Office. ​ Office of Professional Standards is staffed by 1 account clerk, 9 investigators, 2 Investigator Sergeants an 1 Investigator Lieutenant. Uniquely situated within the chain of command, OPS answers directly to the Sheriff via the first Undersheriff. This line type organizational structure promotes a direct transfer of unfiltered information directly to the Sheriff. ​ Goals and responsibilities of OPS Encourage and develop positive community relationships through professional and transparent interactions. Address every complaint received in a professional and courteous manner. Conduct all Internal Investigations. Review and evaluate policies and procedures to determine if current, effective and relevant to achieve objectives. Foster an atmosphere of employment that promotes professional public service and supports the Sheriff’s community relations efforts and initiatives. Quality Assurance & Integrity Unit In order to promote the belief that “A positive relationship between la w enforcement and the public they serve, fostered by confidence and trust is essential to effectiveness”, Sheriff Toulon created, staffed and implemented the Quality Assurance and Integrity unit within the Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Bureau. Established in January 2020, the mission of the QA&I Unit is to review and evaluate prior incidents involving allegations of employee misconduct, with the intention of identifying factors that contributed to poor decisions and actions that may have resulted in misconduct. One of the overall objectives of the QA&I Unit is to prevent recidivism through proactive monitoring and corrective measures. Goals and responsibilities of the QA & I Unit: Review allegations of unprofessional conduct to identify factors that may have contributed to the complaint. Review allegations of misconduct to identify factors that may have contributed to the behavior. Identify and analyze occurrences of misconduct to identify key contributing factors and/or trends and patterns. Share findings with administrators to develop and implement training and policies to prevent reoccurrence. Recommend corrective measures. HALT Act Use of Force Policy Title VI Program Police Reform Policy Policing Statistics Corrections Statistics Data Access Mental Health Links

  • Policies & Reports | Sheriff's Office

    Policies & Reports HALT Act Use of Force Policy Title VI Program Police Reform Policy Policing Statistics Corrections Statistics Data Access Mental Health Links

  • Sheriff's Office | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office | United States

    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 more than 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 Contact Me Facilities Quick Links Civil Enforcement Pistol Licensing Program Request Locations Jail Services Careers Contact Us Press Important Notices Updates ​ No new updates at this time. News & Updates Aún no hay ninguna entrada publicada en este idioma Una vez que se publiquen entradas, las verás aquí.

  • Use of Force Policy | Sheriff's Office | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office | United

    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 | 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. Download the Report

  • Sheriff's Office | Suffolk County Sheriffs Office | United States

    Contact Us Contact Us The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to serving the residents of Suffolk County with honesty and integrity. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Main: (631) 852-2200 (for all general inquiries) Community Relations The Community Relations Office is responsible for all school and community-based events and more. Visit our Community Programs Page for more information or to partner with us for your next event. Contact Us: (631) 852-5611 & (631) 852-5636 . Public Relations Office The Public Relations Office is responsible for handling all press and media relationships, managing the website and all social media content. Please visit our Press pa ge to see the latest Suffolk County Sheriff's Office news. The Civil Enforcement Bureau The Civil Enforcement Bureau of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office is the enforcement arm of the civil courts. Civil actions that are processed by this Bureau include: property executions for real and personal property, income executions, warrants to remove, any service of process, warrants of arrest, orders of seizure, orders of attachment, service of D.W.I. forfeiture summons for the county Attorney, closure orders for Health Services and all other orders issued from any civil court. In addition to civil enforcement, the deputies assigned to the section also enforce Penal law, Criminal Procedure Law, and Vehicle Traffic Law. This section's law-enforcement encompasses all of the 10 townships that comprise Suffolk County. Please contact the appropriate unit below or find more extensive information on the Civil Burea u web pages . General information: (631) 852–5621 Evictions: (631) 852-5621 Property Executions: (631) 852-5627 Income Executions and Salary Garnishments: (631) 852-5623 Real Property Seizures, Bankruptcies, Orders to Show Cause: (631) 852-5615 or (631) 852-5616 Summonses, Warrants of Arrest: (631) 852-5617 Posting Bail For information about posting bail, contact central records at (631) 852-2241 the office is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. ​ ​ Internal Affairs The complaint hotline and phone number for the Internal Affairs Bureau is (631) 852-3819 .

  • Executive Leadership Conference | Sheriff's Office

    ABOUT MISSION THE CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATIONS REGISTER TO ATTEND 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. REGISTER TO ATTEND 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. Pre-register here >> 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 Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey More speakers coming soon... The Conference THE VENUE Hofstra University The 2022 Executive Leadership Conference will be held at Hofstra University in the Student Center Theater. ​ Directions: From the Long Island Expressway: Take 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) ​ From the Southern State Parkway: Take exit 22; then north on the Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4; and then west on Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24). ​ Traveling from the East on Hempstead Turnpike: On Hempstead Turnpike, turn right at traffic light before second Unispan (walk-over) onto North Campus. At second stop sign, bear left and park. Walk into the Mack Student Center (building with bell tower). Upon entering doors, make an immediate right and follow corridor to the Student Center Theater. ​ Traveling from the West on Hempstead Turnpike: On Hempstead Turnpike, turn left at traffic light after Unispan (walk-over) onto North Campus. At second stop sign, bear left and park. Walk into the Mack Student Center (building with bell tower). Upon entering doors, make an immediate right and follow corridor to the Student Center 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 $159 per night for a King or Double room from Sunday, October 2nd through Tuesday, October 4th. All bookings must be made no later than Friday, September 2nd 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

  • Aviso público de los derechos del programa del Título VI | Sheriff's Office

    Public Notice of Title VI Program Rights The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related Nondiscrimination authorities. Title VI and related Nondiscrimination authorities stipulate that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level or limited English proficiency be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. ​ Any person who desires more information regarding the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office's Title VI Program can contact its Title VI coordinator - Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant Investigator Christopher Barry- at the address below. ​ Any person who believes they have, individually or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, income level, or limited English proficiency has the right to file a formal complaint. All complaints must be in writing and submitted within 180 days following the date of the alleged occurrence. A complaint may be filed in several ways: ​ File a written complaint in any Suffolk County Sheriff's Office facility. Obtain a Citizen Compliment/Complain Report (SCSO-374) at any Suffolk County Sheriff's Office facility and mail it to the address below. Download and print the form attached below and mail it to the address below. Call the Complaint Line for the Office of Professional Standards | Internal Investigations at (631) 852-3819. ​ Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Office of Professional Standards | Internal Investigations 15 Frowein Road, Suite A2 Center Moriches, NY 11934 Complaint Hotline (631) 852-3819 Phone (631) 852-2222 Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Complaint Form

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  • Join Suffolk Sheriff | The Suffolk County Sheriff's Office

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the ongoing County IT issues, the Civil Service website is down and cannot accept online registrations for the Correction Officer I Exam at this time. You may register in person at the Civil Service Office in Hauppauge. Please visit for instructions on how to register, email Civil Service at or visit the Civil Service Office. Thank you for your patience. READY FOR A NEW CAREER? Join our email list to get updates on upcoming test dates, seminars, trainings and more information on how to apply. Join the mailing list DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURES Correction Officer I (English) Correction Officer I (Spanish) The Divisions of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division The Corrections Division of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of more than 806 Correction Officers who staff two county correctional facilities. The Corrections Division and its facilities are overseen by the Warden and his Deputy Wardens. Both facilities house minimum, medium, and maximum-security male and female inmates. ​ The current Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead was built in 1969 and has undergone multiple additions and improvements over the years, resulting in its current capacity of 840 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 Choose Your Path program for young men is housed at the Riverhead Facility. ​ The Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank was built in 1961 and has also undergone multiple improvements and additions over the years, including a state-of-the-art addition in 2013 which added six podular housing units, modern medical/dental/mental health, visiting, and booking units, and renovations of existing housing areas. The current capacity at Yaphank is 976 inmates. The Sheriff's Addiction Treatment Program (SATP), the Veterans Reentry Program, the 55 and Older Pod, and the Choose to Thrive Program for female inmates are all housed at the Yaphank Facility. This facility also houses female inmates with their newborn babies in a fully equipped secure nursery. ​ An increased focus on inmate rehabilitation accompanied by the reduction in inmate levels due to NYS bail reform legislation has created the unique opportunity to increase the number of programs available to inmates in the custody of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. The emphasis the Sheriff’s Office places on correctional rehabilitative programming have evolved over the last several years, with Correction Officers increasingly adopting a mindset that places value on rehabilitation and reentry work. While many non-profit organizations work in collaboration with the correctional facility to provide services to current and former inmates, Correction Officers have developed and now run many unique correctional programs. ​ Police Division ​ The Chief Deputy Sheriff oversees the Police Division. It includes the Enforcement Bureau, Headquarters Bureau, District Court Bureau, Family Court Bureau, Criminal Investigations Bureau, a Special Operations Bureau, and the Pistol License Bureau. ​ The major responsibilities of the Headquarters Bureau are the transportation and security of inmates outside the correctional facility, general law enforcement services to the public, and support assistance to other law enforcement agencies. They have a Canine Unit and a Marine Unit which patrols the East End of Long Island. ​ The District Court Bureau is tasked with the secure transportation of all inmates and detainees remanded to the custody of the Sheriff by any of the twenty-two courts working out of the Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip. The Bureau oversees the main detention center housed at the 1st District Court complex and is responsible for the care and custody of new arrestees in the five western townships of Suffolk County as well as Suffolk County Correctional Facility inmates returning for court appearances. The District Court Bureau works closely with law enforcement partners of the Sheriff’s Office, defense attorneys, court personnel, and the District Attorney’s Office to ensure the court process proceeds efficiently. The Bureau transported a total of 24,544 prisoners in 2019. ​ The Criminal Investigations Bureau is tasked with all criminal investigations within the confines of the Suffolk County Correctional Facilities. These include cases involving prison contraband, assaults, violation of orders of protection, death investigations, etc. In addition, the Bureau handles all felony cases developed by Deputy Sheriffs, serious motor vehicle crashes, aviation crashes at Gabreski Airport, and drug investigations, including undercover surveillance. The investigators within the Bureau undergo a multitude of training that includes death investigation, crime scene investigation, evidence handling, drug field testing, and motor vehicle collision investigation. Responsibilities for investigators include case management, evidence collection, arrest and warrant processing, interviews and statements, and crime scene management that includes fingerprint processing, photography, sketching, and scene narratives. Investigators from both the Police and Corrections divisions continually work with other agencies and on task forces such as the DEA and Heroin Task Force, to uncover crime in Suffolk County and the region. ​ ​ The Enforcement Bureau is comprised of the Civil Enforcement Section and Special Operations Section. Deputy Sheriffs assigned to the Civil Enforcement Section process property executions for enforcement against real and personal property, income executions, warrants to remove, warrants of arrest, orders of seizure, orders of attachment, service of D.W.I. forfeiture summonses for the County Attorney, enforcement of Health Commissioner orders, and all other actions issued out of any court in the county. The Special Operations Section performs a variety of duties including patrolling and responding to calls for service at the Suffolk County Gabreski Airport and other county facilities and traffic enforcement. ​ The Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad executes court-ordered Writs of Assistance in family offense and abuse and neglect cases, and transport certain juveniles charged with crimes to court, and returns them to where they are housed. Deputy Sheriff Investigators assigned to the Warrant Squad execute warrants of arrest in both family court and criminal court cases. Investigators also coordinate with the county’s Child Support Enforcement Bureau to locate parents who have failed to pay court-ordered child support and assist police agencies in tracking down Fugitives from Justice. ​ The Domestic Violence Bureau serves orders of protection that are created by the Family and Criminal Court systems. During the service of orders, Deputy Sheriffs are often ordered to seize firearms and other weapons in protection of the defendants and respondents. The Domestic Violence Bureau served a total of 3,786 orders of protection in 2019 and 4,023 in 2020. It also seized a total of 282 firearms in 2019 and 378 in 2020. In 2019, Deputy Sheriffs were tasked with the service of Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPO). An ERPO is a court order issued when a person may be dangerous to him/herself or others. An ERPO prohibits a person from purchasing or possessing guns and requires the person to surrender any guns he/she already owns or possesses. The Domestic Violence Bureau also investigates cases of individuals who attempt to purchase a firearm in violation of an order of protection and arrest individuals charged with violating orders of protection and those with family offense-related warrants. ​ The Special Operations Bureau is comprised of the Air Support Unit, Honor Guard, Stop-DWI Team, Bike Patrol, Emergency Management, Haz-Mat Decon Strike Team, Homeland Security, and Tactical Units that include the Sheriff’s Response Team and the Tactical Rifle and Containment Team. ​ The Pistol License Bureau is tasked with the issuance of all pistol licenses for the five East End towns in Suffolk County. The towns include Riverhead, Southampton, Southold, East Hampton, and Shelter Island. Deputy Sheriff Investigators are responsible for conducting a thorough background check that includes fingerprint and arrest history checks, personal and character witness interviews, residency verification, and mental health checks on pistol license applicants. ​ Operations Division The Operations Division includes Employee Benefits, the Communications Bureau, Quartermaster Bureau, Grants Bureau, Accounting Bureau, Personnel Investigations Bureau, Personnel/Payroll, Fleet Management, and Research and Development. The Chief of Staff oversees all bureaus in the Operations Division. ​ Employee Benefits administers all benefits for employees as negotiated by the three bargaining units within the Sheriff’s Office. The Communications Bureau administers all Sheriff’s Office dispatching functions. The Quartermaster Bureau is responsible for the issuance and inventory maintenance of uniform items and assorted equipment for approximately 1,200 employees of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. The Grants Bureau locates state, federal, and private sector funding opportunities. The Accounting Bureau prepares the annual operating budget request for submission to the County Executive’s Budget Office. ​ The Personnel Investigations Bureau is responsible for conducting confidential background investigations on all employee candidates for the Sheriff’s Office. The primary mission of the Payroll/Personnel Bureau is to monitor employee time and accruals and to ensure that all employees are paid accurately and in a timely fashion. Fleet Services is responsible for the maintenance of the “Fleet” which includes patrol vehicles, unmarked and undercover vehicles, trucks, buses, ATV’s, boats, military surplus equipment, and military vehicles. The Research and Development Bureau facilitates decision making, research, and timely responses to inquiries. These bureaus are staffed by Correction Officers, Deputies, and civilians.

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