Suffolk County Sheriff's Office - Duties


The Sheriff's Office:

  • Operates the two Suffolk County correctional facilities (in Yaphank and Riverhead), provides county courthouse security and detention.
  • Provides service and enforcement of civil papers, evictions and warrants.
  • Are responsible for patrolling and investigating all crimes committed on county-owned property such as county government office buildings and the campuses of the Suffolk County Community College, as well as providing assistance to the Suffolk County Park Police.
  • Has several specialized units, including K-9 Units, Marine Units, a Dive Team, a Mountain Bike Unit, an ATV Unit, the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (SERT), and a tactical weapons team and a sniper section. Celebrating its 327th year of service to Suffolk County.

The Sheriff's Office participates in various task forces, such as the East End Drug Task Force, and the specially created joint task force with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to investigate and arrest illegal immigrant gang members, the Drug Enforcement Administration, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, and the United States Marshals Service, undercover assignments, and also conduct criminal investigations.

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