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Sheriff DeMarco Announces New Undersheriff

Categories: | Author: sheriff sheriff | Posted: 7/1/2016 | Views: 2884

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.  He will provide direct oversight of the Sheriff’s Office’s managerial and senior supervisory law enforcement personnel, under the overall supervision of the Sheriff, and oversee the Office’s Internal Affairs Bureau, Internal Security Unit, Gang Intelligence Unit and the Criminal Investigations Bureau.  

“Steve is an Attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in law enforcement, complex investigations and supervision. He is well-respected throughout the County and works well with other law enforcement agencies.  He has also worked closely on investigations with the Sheriff’s Office for many years. These are the qualities that I sought when I began the vetting process for a new Undersheriff, and I am certain that he will do an exceptional job for the Sheriff’s Office and the County’s residents,” stated Sheriff DeMarco.

As the East End Bureau Chief since 2005, Kuehhas has been responsible for overseeing all criminal prosecutions for Suffolk’s five East End towns.  He is also a well-known lecturer on policing and legal issues, and has conducted Continuing Legal Education for District Attorney staff.  In addition to his work with the DA’s Office, he is an Adjunct Professor in Criminal Justice at Suffolk Community College, and was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching in 2015. 

“Vincent DeMarco has made instilling a culture of integrity, professionalism and agency-wide accountability the hallmark of his tenure as Sheriff.  These are values that I share, and I look forward to this new chapter in my career,” said Kuehhas.

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