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July 14, 2021

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. has worn many uniforms over his storied career in law enforcement, first with the New York City Department of Correction and since Jan. 1, 2018, as the first African American elected to a nonjudicial countywide office.

But Toulon, who turns 59 next week, said much of what he learned about how to run an organization is from two years he spent in pinstripes.

The South Bronx native was a Yankees bat boy in 1979 and 1980, working home games at Yankee Stadium, in the clubhouse and on the field. He recalled his experience as he prepares to throw out the first pitch Friday before a Long Island Ducks game in Central Islip. | read more ››

March 23, 2021

On March 18, representatives from Stony Brook University and AT&T joined Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. and County and Babylon Town officials to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Sheriff’s Transition and Reentry Team (START) Resource Center and announce the first community-based START Resource Center satellite location in Wyandanch, NY at the new headquarters for the non-profit Spin the Yard, Inc.

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. expanded the START Resource Center into the community when he launched the Family Reunification Initiative in partnership with the Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare. | read more ››

February 24, 2021

The Bayport-Blue Point Public Library and the Johnny Mac Foundation welcome Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. this Thursday for a question-and-answer forum with Suffolk’s highest-ranking law enforcement official.

The 6 p.m. event takes place at the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library, located at 203 Blue Point Ave. in Blue Point. It is open to the public.

If you’re interested in attending “An Evening with Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr.,” then you need to register online (click here to get to the library’s website) before the event. Use program code BPA672. | read more ››

February 23, 2021

The Suffolk County’s Sheriff’s Office will create a review board to evaluate use of force and update technology to collect racial data from traffic stops and arrests to eliminate potential bias, according to a 78-page reform plan released Tuesday.

The agency, which operates Suffolk County jails and provides police services in parts of Long Island’s East End, will also offer greater support to the needy and the mentally ill, provide training to staff on the impacts of trauma and deliver increased mental health services to its officers, according to the report.

Sheriff Errol Toulon’s office released the report to comply with an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo after George Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis in May. | read more ››