Press Releases

Two Drivers Arrested at Jail Security Booth, One Tries to Flee

On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at approximately 2:50 pm, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Mirro arrested the operators of two motor vehicles who happened to pull up back to back at the security booth at the entrance to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead.

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Shirley Man Asleep The Wheel Charged With DWI

On 8/20/12, at approximately 01:10 am, Deputy Sheriff Becker, of the Highway Enforcement Section, arrested Delvin Lyons, 35, of Shirley for driving while intoxicated after Lyons failed to obey a traffic control device.

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Woman Arrested for Aggravated DWI On Sunday night at 08:29 pm, Deputy Sheriff Reeve arrested Deborah Chestnut, 60, of Kings Park for Aggravated DWI after she was stopped for an unsafe lane change. Read More...
Riverhead Rotarians Donate Dictionaries to Incarcerated Women’s Program The Riverhead Rotary Club made a special donation of dictionaries to be used by the Suffolk County Correctional Facility’s women’s mentoring program.  Suffolk Sheriff Vincent DeMarco accepted the books at the club’s monthly meeting on August 15, 2012 Read More...
Rehabilitating Suffolk’s Incarcerated Youth
On August 13, 2012, members of the Sheriff's Youth Reentry Task Force spoke before the Human Services Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature to highlight the work being done to rehabilitate the County's young inmate population and reduce recidivism at the County correctional facilities.

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Suffolk Sheriff's Office Wins First Place In Nationals Image: Suffolk Sheriff's Office Wins First Place In Nationals Law Enforcement Challenge Recognizes Sheriff’s Traffic Safety Record

RIVERHEAD, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco announced today that the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded first place in The National Law Enforcement Challenge (NLEC)  traffic safety awards program. This highly regarded competition recognizes law enforcement agencies throughout the United States for their outstanding effectiveness in reducing traffic injuries, detecting and deterring crime and saving lives.

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Three Suffolk County Communities Get A Sprucing Up By The Sheriff's Office Vocational Training Program Three Suffolk County communities received some greatly needed assistance from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office in the month of July.  Sheriff Vincent DeMarco dispatched work crews from the Sheriff’s Vocational Training Program, which supports communities with labor, while training prescreened, low security inmates for eventual employment.  Read More...
Suffolk County To Honor Fallen Correction Officers and Deputy Sheriffs At Annual Memorial Service RIVERHEAD, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco announced that a memorial service will be held on June 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to honor 64 of Suffolk’s Correction Officers and Deputy Sheriffs who have died in service since 1887. The service will be at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility at 100 Center Drive in Riverhead. Read More...
MOTORISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BUCKLE UP Image: MOTORISTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BUCKLE UP Sheriff's Office To Participate In The Statewide "Click It or Ticket" Campaign Safety should be everyone’s top priority. Buckle-Up New York encourages everyone on the road to use seat belts and restraints and to use them properly.  Nearly one in five Americans fail to buckle up regularly and too many children still don’t use their seat belts or child safety seats. Read More...
TRAFFIC SAFETY ACHIEVEMENTS NETS SUFFOLK SHERIFF’S OFFICE TOP AWARD

Riverhead, NY - Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco announced that the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded first place in the New York State Law Enforcement Challenge’s traffic safety awards program in the category of agencies with more than 250 officers. The highly regarded competition recognizes law enforcement agencies for their outstanding effectiveness in reducing traffic injuries, detecting and deterring crime and saving lives.

 

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