The Suffolk County Board of Ethics was established pursuant to Local Law No. 56-2011, which became effective in March 2012. The Board was fully formed in the summer of 2012 and has established its office in Great River.
The Mission of the Suffolk County Board of Ethics is to practice and promote ethical literacy and conduct in government through training, transparency, and trust. In order to accomplish the Mission, the Suffolk County Board of Ethics shall maintain confidentiality, adhere to its own Code of Ethics, engage in outreach and training of public officials and employees, and recommend new laws to advance the Mission of ethical compliance.
Click here for the Board's
2019 Notice of Public Meetings
Eric A. Kopp, Chair (click here to view appointing Resolution)
Linda A. Spahr, Esq., Vice Chair (click here to view appointing Resolution)
Dennis O'Doherty (click here to view appointing Resolution)
Anthony Parlatore, Esq. (click here to view appointing Resolution)
David Bekofsky (click here to view appointing Resolution)
Article XXX of the Suffolk County Charter vests in the Board of Ethics the authority and responsibility to:
The Administrative laws governing the Board of Ethics are found at Article XXX of the Administrative Code of Suffolk County.
The Suffolk County Code of Ethics is found at Chapter 77, Part I, Article I of the Suffolk County Code
The Financial Disclosure Law is found at Chapter 77, Part I, Article II of the Suffolk County Code.
Click here for the Code of Ethics Plain Language Booklet in letter size format (8 ½ x 11)
Click here for the Code of Ethics Plain Language Booklet in foldable booklet format (5 ½ x 8 ½)
To print a foldable booklet, click on the link above to open the foldable booklet format. Then, click on the Printer Icon, or "Print file," at the bottom of the screen. A window will open with printing options. You must choose to "print on both sides of paper" and "flip on short edge," select the Orientation: "Landscape," and then click "Print."
Note: Booklets are available in hard copy upon request.
Annual Report 2018
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2015
Annual Report 2014
Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
Ethics ViolationComplaint Form
Ethics ViolationComplaint Procedure