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February 14, 2021

In January of 2018, Suffolk County became safer. This was the month that Errol D. Toulon Jr. assumed the position of sheriff—Suffolk County’s highest ranking law enforcement official. Elected that prior November, Toulon brought to the table a skill set that few possessed, to fill a position tasked at keeping more than 1 million Long Islanders safe.

Toulon’s career of service prepared him for this moment, with more than 30 years of criminal justice experience. With the intimate knowledge of the needs of the Suffolk County sheriff’s office after serving 25 years with New York City Department of Corrections, 22 of which were spent as a corrections officer captain and his final three he was appointed the deputy commissioner of operations, Toulon was now the leader of 840 corrections officers, 240 deputies and 130 civilian employees, across two detention facilities.

Now, after three years at the post, his mission remains the same as it was on day one: reduce recidivism, do so with fiscal responsibility and use state-of-the-art methodology to reduce crime in Suffolk neighborhoods. | read more ››

January 22, 2021

SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) -- This First Responder Friday we honor Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon.

Sheriff Toulon is originally from the Bronx.

He received his Master's degree in Business Administration and Doctorate in Educational Administration from Dowling College; an advanced certificate in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University, and he attended leadership courses at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.

Toulon has had a long career in policing. He spent 22 years in the Corrections Department before being elected sheriff of Suffolk County in 2017.

The list of programs under his tenure is impressive.

Toulon is a two-time cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1996 and with pancreatic cancer in 2003.

He's an avid sports fan and even served as a Yankees batboy back in 1979.

Thank you for your service! | read more ››

October 25, 2018
Errol Toulon

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with authorities in El Salvador to combat MS-13 and other street gangs, Sheriff Errol Toulon announced Thursday at his agency’s 12th annual gang seminar.

“We’re happy to announce today that we are going to have a partnership with the El Salvadoran government where we can share information, we will share resources and really work on a network combating gang violence here in Suffolk County,” Toulon said during a news conference at the Radisson Hotel in Hauppauge, where hundreds of law-enforcement officials from the Northeast gathered for the seminar. | read more ››

June 4, 2018
Errol Toulon

Riverhead school district teachers and staff gathered in the high school auditorium Monday to train for what has become an increasing threat to schools nationwide — an active shooter.

The need for drills and training is “an unfortunate reality,” said Riverhead Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez.

The 17 people shot dead Feb.... | read more ››