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Suffolk County Sheriff to Host Open House and Family Day

Categories: | Author: sheriff sheriff | Posted: 9/1/2016 | Views: 2386
The week of September 18th through the 24th will be declared Sheriff’s Week in New York State. Sheriff’s Week celebrates the significant contributions made by the Office of the Sheriff in county government and in the statewide criminal justice system. “This is a time when our residents have the opportunity to learn more about the dedicated and professional work of deputies, corrections officers and civilian employees in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, tour our Correctional Facility and show support for law enforcement,” said Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent. F. DeMarco.

In recognition, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be holding its annual Open House and Family Day on Sunday, September 18th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Riverhead Correctional Facility.  The event is geared toward people of all ages, and will feature facility tours (ages 12 and over), exhibits, Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team demonstrations, McGruff the Crime Dog, balloon art, face painting, K-9 shows, Project Lifesaver demonstrations, Operation Safe Child ID Cards, Senior ID Cards, drunk buggy obstacle course, an aquatic robot, snacks, giveaways and much more. 

The Office of Sheriff is the highest-ranking law enforcement office in the county, and is steeped in historic significance which encompasses more than three centuries of continuous service to Long Island. Sheriff DeMarco encourages members of the public to attend the Open House to learn more about its unique role and the wide array of services it provides to Suffolk’s residents. 

When: Sunday, September 18th from 10 am – 3 pm.  Rain or Shine.

Where: The parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office/Riverhead Correctional Facility on NY- 24/Nugent Drive in Riverhead.

Directions: The entrance to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility is on NY- 24 in Riverhead.  From the LIE: travel eastbound to exit 71. Make a right at the stop sign onto NY- 24 and go approximately 4 miles. The Correctional Facility will be on the right. From Sunrise Highway: Travel eastbound to exit 61. Follow the signs to County Road 51- Riverhead.  Go approximately 6 miles. Make a left onto NY- 24.  Go approximately 1/8 mile and look for the Correctional Facility on the left.

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