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Captain John Rung

Deputy Sheriff Captain John Rung is the Commanding Officer of the Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad Bureau, Domestic Violence Bureau, Investigative Services, and the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Section. Captain Rung is also in charge of many community relation programs.

Captain Rung is a 25 year member of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. He joined the Sheriff’s Office in October of 1995 as a Corrections Officer working in the Riverhead Correctional Facility. He graduated valedictorian of his Corrections Academy class. In August 1996 he accepted appointment as a Deputy Sheriff.

As a Deputy Sheriff, Captain Rung was assigned to various commands including the Civil Enforcement Bureau and Headquarters Bureau. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005 and was assigned to the Headquarters Bureau as a road supervisor. It was during that time that Captain Rung became involved in the Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and Community Relation programs including the Sheriff’s Office Gang Resistance Education and Training Program. In 2011, Captain Rung was promoted to Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant and was named the Commanding Officer of the First District Court Bureau. Captain Rung initiated policies which increased supervision of Deputies, lowered incidents between staff and prisoners, and increased training opportunities available to Deputy Sheriffs assigned to District Court.

Captain Rung has been an active member on planning teams for homeland security drills, is on the steering committee for the Suffolk County Incident Management Assistance Team, a member of the Suffolk County Emergency Preparedness Coordination Council, and a member of the Suffolk County Hazmat Decon Strike Force. His responsibilities includes coordinating with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies for security planning, anti-terrorism activities, emergency management, and Emergency Operations Center command operations. He holds the certification of a Certified Homeland Protection Professional by the National Sheriffs’ Association Institute for Homeland Security. He assisted in developing and currently administers Sheriff Toulon’s School Security Initiative which includes the Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello and Say Something programs, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Course, Stop the Bleed, and School/Building Vulnerability Assessment program. He is also responsible for several other community programs including Sheriff’s Office Explorers and G.R.E.A.T. He played an integral part in designing and implementing an Employee Mentoring Program that helps guide new Deputy Sheriffs and Correction Officers on their professional journeys.

Captain Rung received his Master’s Degree in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Dowling College, an advanced certificate in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University, and a certificate in Public Sector Leadership from Cornell University.

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