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From corrections to college: the Riverhead-based Sound Justice Initiative fights incarceration with education

Inmates at Suffolk County Correctional Facilities are studying philosophy and other liberal arts subjects in an innovative program offered by the Sound Justice Initiative in collaboration with the Suffolk County Sheriff's office.The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism through education.

Giglio and Toulon to offer free COVID-19 test kits and N95 masks Saturday

Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio and Sheriff Errol Toulon are offering free COVID-19 test kits and N95 masks to the community Saturday morning.

Speakers: MLK’s words ring still true today

The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came alive at Riverhead Free Library Saturday on what would have been the civil rights leader’s 92nd birthday, during a program sponsored by the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force.

Bill to ban armed peace officers from carrying guns draws fire from Suffolk sheriff

A bill introduced in Albany this month would prohibit peace officers from carrying firearms. The measure drew fire from Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.

Citing community frustration with law enforcement, Suffolk sheriff announces plan for advisory board

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. announced yesterday he is forming a Community Advisory Board to give Suffolk residents an opportunity to meet regularly with the sheriff and his staff for topical discussions and feedback.

Suffolk sheriff calls for bail reform changes

It is unconscionable and reckless that there is no bail allowed for charges related to drunken-driving fatalities or unintentional homicides, and a lengthy list of other violent, though not “technically violent,” crimes. The fact that a defendant can be repeatedly absent from court and face no consequences is equally disturbing.

Suffolk sheriff to headline ‘Young Men on the Rise’ conference at Riverhead High School

Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Luis Vazquez, Transformative Educational Development Services president Marcial Gallimore, Riverhead High School social worker Antonio Diaz and Riverhead Middle School teacher Darren Dunn will lead a conference for boys at the high school April 18.

New Suffolk sheriff won’t change policy honoring ICE detainer requests

Recently elected Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. (D-Lake Grove) said today he will not change the county's policy of honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests established by his predecessor.

East End Voter Coalition hosts new Suffolk sheriff for MLK Day event in Riverhead

Suffolk's new sheriff introduced himself to community members gathered for the annual East End Voter Coalition MLK Day event yesterday at the library. He spelled out his goals as sheriff and told the audience to accomplish them, 'It won’t be by myself. I’m going to need everyone here.'

There’s a new sheriff in town: Errol Toulon Jr. takes the oath of office

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. was sworn into office yesterday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a ceremony at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.