Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. is looking for residents who want to join a Sheriff’s Community Advisory Board.
The purpose of the Board is to provide residents an opportunity to meet regularly with the Sheriff and his staff, discuss topics of interest and concern, be a conduit for information to local communities, and to provide input on Sheriff’s initiatives and policies relating to the Office and its relationship with the general public.
“Ultimately, I want the public to have more opportunities to interact with the law enforcement community, and to have a direct line of communication,” Toulon said. “Current events have demonstrated that people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are frustrated with law enforcement, and they have some legitimate reasons to feel this way. I am looking for a diverse group of people to discuss issues, learn about the Sheriff’s Office, and share ideas.” The Board will consist on 10 members each from the five East End towns (Southold, East Hampton, Southampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island) and the five western towns of Suffolk County (Babylon, Huntington, Smithtown, Islip and Brookhaven), and members will serve for a one-year term.
Anyone interested in serving on the board is encouraged to send a letter of inquiry directly to Toulon at [email protected]. Members must be Suffolk County residents and 18 and older. The Community Advisory Board will meet bi-monthly in the evening at the Yaphank Correctional Facility and occasionally at other Sheriff’s Office locations throughout Suffolk County. He will make alternative meeting arrangements for members to participate remotely.
The first meeting date has not yet been set.