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An area of concern often raised by members of the public is how to improve transparency and accountability in instances where there may be official misconduct. Other areas of concern relate to how claims are investigated, the repercussions to sworn staff when claims are founded, and how this information is communicated to victims.

Sheriff Toulon has assured his staff that a response to misconduct is certain. He holds staff accountable for their conduct and has implemented measures within the Office of Internal Affairs to assure every allegation of misconduct is investigated and rectified.

 

Remedies can include all levels of discipline for founded instances of misconduct, including policy review and revision, and the identification of staff training needs.

The Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Bureau does provide the outcome of an investigation to the complainant. The Sheriff’s Office is in compliance with all legislation concerning the Freedom of Information Act.

The Sheriff’s Office investigates all anonymous complaints. Statements are strongly encouraged but are not necessary to identify and correct misconduct.

The Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs contact information is readily available to all inmates within the facility as well as the public via the Office’s website. Complaints can be submitted in person or anonymously by phone, U.S. Mail, or email. The public may send emails to Suffolk_Sheriff@suffolkcountyny.gov. The phone number for the Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Bureau is (631) 852-2222. Mail may be sent to 400 W. Main St. #202, Riverhead, NY 11901.

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