HAUPPAUGE, NY: At the Wednesday, September 6th, General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Presiding Officer Kevin J. McCaffery introduced and had passed a resolution designating “Sheriff’s Week” in Suffolk County!
Introduced by Presiding Officer McCaffrey, the resolution serves to recognize the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and the services their law enforcement and civilian staff provide to the more than 1.5 million residents of Suffolk County!
The Office of the Sheriff of Suffolk County has been an integral part of the criminal justice system in New York State and in Suffolk County throughout our history, having been established in the State’s first Constitution in 1777 and continued in every succeeding New York State Constitution. Sheriff's offices are unique in that they were established as an original Constitutional office guaranteed to the People upon the founding of our Country.
From its inception nearly 250 years ago, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office has maintained a continuous existence, preserved its distinguishing heritage, and continued to be an essential component of our criminal justice community, and has evolved into a modern, professional, full-service law enforcement agency, manned by fully trained peace and police officers, using state-of-the-art technology and applying the latest and most advanced theories and practices in the criminal justice field.
The Office of Sheriff is unique in the community and the duties of the Office go far beyond the traditional role of “keeper of the peace”, including maintaining the County jail, providing security in our courts, dispatching emergency services and serving and executing civil process for our courts.
As such, the County of Suffolk wishes to designate the second Sunday after Labor Day as “Sheriff’s Week” to celebrate the historical contributions of the Office of Sheriff and the significant role that the Sheriffs play in our criminal justice system beginning in 2023 and continuing every year thereafter.
As part of the announcement, Presiding Officer McCaffrey presented Suffolk County Sheriff Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. with a proclamation signed by all 17 sitting Legislators to mark the occasion.
The Suffolk County Legislature’s Presiding Officer, Legislator Kevin McCaffrey represents Suffolk County's 14th Legislative District, which encompasses the Villages of Lindenhurst and Babylon, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon, and Babylon's barrier beach communities.