Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco is seeking new members for the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Advisory Board. The SOCAB was established in January 2014 as a way to enhance communication and improve collaboration with residents. It is part of DeMarco’s overall policy of “citizen engagement” to promote ethical and responsive government representation. In addition to the advisory board, the sheriff hosts two other boards – the Youth Re-entry Task Force and a Veterans Re-entry Task Force.
“Each one of these initiatives engages the public on important policy matters and gives us a network of individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise to help us innovate and think outside the box when seeking solutions to problems,” DeMarco said. “Preserving public trust in law enforcement and giving the people we serve a true stake in government are the overriding reasons we emphasize citizen engagement at the Sheriff’s Office.”
To learn more about the advisory board visit the Sheriff’s Office’s website and click the “Citizen Engagement” link on the top menu bar.
Those interested in volunteering to serve on the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Advisory Board should email a letter and resume to Sheriff DeMarco or mail them to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, 100 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901. Correspondence should be made to the attention of Sheriff Vincent DeMarco.
Interested parties are asked to submit their resumes to the Sheriff’s Office by February 1, 2017. The Board meets approximately three or four times per year.
Source: Press release issued by Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office dated Jan. 4, 2017.