In the Spotlight
Special Guest: Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr.
Shed the Meds
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Shed the Meds program is a safe way for residents to properly dispose of their unused medications and covered hypodermic needles. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to collect your unused medications at the Town of Brookhaven’s Special Recycling Events, which are held throughout the year in all 6 districts. View Special Recycling Schedule
Project Lifesaver is a rapid-response program that aids victims (and their families) who wander as a result of cognitive impairments, or other afflictions. The program combines technology and specially trained Sheriff’s Deputies to locate individuals who have wandered. View Suffolk County Sherrif’s Office Project Lifesaver Website
Sandy Hook Promise
Sandy Hook Promise is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. Sandy Hook Promise is focused on preventing gun violence by educating and mobilizing parents, schools, and communities on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. In September 2019, the Sheriff’s Office started presenting the Sandy Hook Promise "Start with Hello" program to all schools K-12 in Suffolk County. The program asks students, educators, parents and other community leaders who interact with children to take a simple, yet powerful action at lunch - making sure that no one eats alone. View Sandy Hook Promise Website
Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide -- including right here in the United States. It can happen to anyone, but some people are more vulnerable than others. Significant risk factor include recent migration or relocation, substance use, mental health concerns involvement with the children welfare system or being a runaway or homeless youth. View Suffolk County Sherrif’s Office Human Trafficking Website