Press Releases

Suffolk County Sheriff's Welcomes Its Newest Drug Recognition Expert The heroin epidemic has impacted many facets of our lives; few more dangerous than drugged driving. On the front lines combating this crisis are Drug Recognition Experts (DRE's), police officers specially trained in identifying and prosecuting drug impaired drivers. These officers are invaluable and in high demand as there are only 248 active DRE’s in New York State. Read More...
The Sheriff’s Office Receives Donation to Help Families Impacted by Autism Project Lifesaver is Bringing Peace of Mind to Hundreds of County Residents YAPHANK, NY-- The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office recently teamed up with the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America (NSASA) to provide Project Lifesaver equipment at a greatly reduced cost to families who otherwise could not afford the initial outlay. Read More...
Suffolk County Sheriff to Host Open House and Family Day 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. 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.  Read More...
Suffolk County's New Undersheriff Sworn In Undersheriff Steve Kuehhas was sworn in today during a ceremony at the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office in Riverhead.  Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco, along with family, friends and colleagues attended the event. Read More...
Suffolk Sheriff Warns Residents of Scam Artists Posing as IRS Agents RIVERHEAD, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco would like to warn the public that scammers posing as IRS agents have been calling residents in Suffolk County demanding payments and threatening arrest by County Sheriffs if they do not pay. Read More...
Sheriff DeMarco Announces New Undersheriff Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco announced that he has chosen Steve Kuehhas as Suffolk County’s new Undersheriff.  Kuehhas, who is presently the East End Bureau Chief for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, will assume the position as the second-in-command at the Sheriff’s Office in July.  Read More...
Operation S.H.I.E.L.D. is Once Again a Success Securing Suffolk County's Waterways Marine Patrol units throughout Suffolk County did a security sweep of approximately 1000 miles of Suffolk’s coastline over this past weekend.  This continuous initiative, known as Operation S.H.I.E.L.D. Read More...
Award Recognizes Outstanding Public-Private Collaboration Sheriff’s Incarcerated Youth Initiative Delivers Results for Suffolk County RIVERHEAD, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco announced today that the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Incarcerated Youth Initiative has been recognized with a 2016 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).  Read More...
Correction Officers and Students Organize Letter Writing Campaign for U.S. Soliders, Receive a Special Gift in Return MASTIC BEACH, NY-- Suffolk County Correction Officer Thomas Miller recently engaged in a special project with 6th and 7th grade students at the William Paca Middle School in the William Floyd School District.  The initiative was a part of the Sheriff’s Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program, a curriculum the Sheriff’s Office conducts in schools throughout Suffolk County.  Read More...
Incarcerated Veterans Receive Second Chance In Suffolk County Sheriff DeMarco, Legislator Lindsay, Judge Toomey, and Vietnam Veterans of America Team up to create Veterans Re-Entry Program YAPHANK, NY-- An estimated 180,000 veterans are incarcerated each year nationwide, with a significant rate of re-offense according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Now Suffolk County is making a push to reduce veteran recidivism and provide soldiers with the tools and the resources to appropriately cope with stressors, improve life skills, and attain educational and vocational training. Read More...
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