Dr. Errol Toulon Jr., deputy commissioner for operations of the New York City Department of Correction and a former assistant deputy Suffolk County executive for public safety, will deliver the keynote address at the Town of Huntington’s 28th Annual Black History Month Celebration Feb. 26.
Toulon has had a long and distinguished career in criminal justice, including 22 years as a uniformed member with the Department of Correction from 1982 to 2004. During that span, he was a supervisor and instructor at the Correction Academy, the Firearms and Tactics Unit, the Emergency Service Unit and the Office of Compliance Consultants. As a Suffolk assistant deputy county executive, he oversaw eight public safety departments, including the Suffolk County Police Department and the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services. He also chaired the Suffolk County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, whose mandate is to enhance criminal justice policy and program decision-making by improving understanding of crime and criminal justice programming.
Toulon rejoined the city department of correction in July in a newly-created post in which he serves as a senior advisor to the commissioner on all aspects of operations and system improvements and directly supervises the Department’s Correction Academy, the Intelligence Unit, the Policies and Procedures Unit, and the Office of Policy Compliance. From 1999 to 2011, Toulon was president of Silent Partners International, a private security and corporate investigations consulting firm.
Toulon holds a doctorate in education and a master’s in business administration from Dowling College, a bachelor’s degree from Monroe College, and an associate’s degree from Kingsborough Community College.
The Black History Program, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School, 151 Lowndes Ave., Huntington Station, will also feature music by Leon Jamison, Courtney Daniels and the town-wide choir, Voices of Huntington, along with a dance performance by the Venettes Cultural Workshop and original poetry performed by Crystal Cacho.
A collation will follow the program. The public is invited to attend. admission is free. For further information, contact Kevin Thorbourne, Director of Minority Affairs, (631) 351-2842, firstname.lastname@example.org.