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Feb
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...read more ››

Jan
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...read more ››

Oct
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...read more ››

Jun
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. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and more recently, the May 18 shooting that...read more ››

Feb
17
2018
Andrew Cuomo and Errol Toulon

Errol Toulon Jr., who in November was elected the first African-American sheriff in Suffolk County history, remembers clearly the first time he realized what it means to be black.

He was 5 years old and news of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. came on television in his Bronx home. He recalls watching his mother, Alma, cry and his father, Errol Sr., console her.

He also remembers his parents talking about what King...read more ››

Dec
12
2017
Errol Toulon

Democrat Errol Toulon Jr. will be Suffolk County’s new sheriff after Republican candidate Larry Zacarese conceded the close race Monday.

Toulon, a former New York City deputy corrections commissioner, becomes Long Island’s first African American nonjudicial countywide elected official, political observers said.

Toulon and Zacarese vied to replace Sheriff Vincent DeMarco in the Nov. 7 election that was too close to call on...read more ››

Nov
29
2017

Democratic Suffolk sheriff candidate Errol Toulon Jr. is up by 1,657 votes with 76 percent of absentee ballots counted, and is on the verge of formally winning the election against Republican foe Larry Zacarese.

Zacarese on Wednesday withdrew his volunteers and ceased any further challenges at the county Board of Elections.

Democrats on Monday withdrew from the process that had resulted in fewer than 200 objections on both sides...read more ››

Nov
22
2017

A count of nearly 17,000 absentee and affidavit ballots in the Suffolk County sheriff’s race is about 40 percent complete, with Democrat Errol Toulon Jr. maintaining a lead over Republican Larry Zacarese, according to county election officials.

After nearly a week of counting, Toulon, 55, of Lake Grove, holds a 1,312 vote advantage over Zacarese, 42, of Kings Park, according to Democratic Elections Commissioner Anita Katz and...read more ››

Sep
28
2017

30-Year Law Enforcement Veteran Errol Toulon Nominated for Suffolk Sheriff

Two-Time Cancer Survivor is Only Candidate with Corrections Experience for Position Charged with Running Jail

Suffolk County Democrats officially nominated Errol Toulon as their candidate for Suffolk County Sheriff. Toulon is a 30-year law enforcement veteran who served for 22 years as a uniformed officer in the New York City Department of Corrections,...read more ››

Sep
18
2017

It looks like Phil Boyle is going back to the State Senate.

The Point has learned that Suffolk County Democratic leader Rich Schaffer will not give Boyle the party ballot line to run for sheriff. In an amazing rebuke by his own party, Boyle lost the GOP primary last week to Lawrence Zacarese, assistant chief of the Stony Brook University police. Schaffer will go instead with Errol Toulon Jr., a former Suffolk deputy county executive...read more ››

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