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Launched in 2020, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation’s mission is to support community-based programming to reduce incidents of crime and recidivism, improve outcomes for at-risk individuals, and build positive relationships with members of law enforcement.

According to the National Institute of Justice, almost 44 percent of criminals released return to prison before their first year out. In New York State, 40 percent of those released return within three years. These rates are influenced by an individual’s social environment and community, life circumstances before incarceration, and ability to adjust back into normal life. The National Institute of Justice has also indicated that having one parent in prison increases the chance of a child to later be incarcerated by six-fold. That’s why prevention is so important and relevant in a time when the prison population has increased, starting in the 1990s to the present day. Innovative programming can help turn the tide, restore public trust between the community and law enforcement, and provide the direct support at-risk youth and families need to break the cycle of crime and incarceration. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office cannot do this work alone, which is why the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation is so important. Learn more >

News & Events

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation recipient of Long Island Fight for Charity event

Boxer Vincent Keaveny, raised $13,319 for Suffolk County Sherriff’s Foundation and TIKVA Melville, N.Y. (Nov. 20, 2023) – Long Island resident Vincent Keaveny, managing director and private client advisor at Bank of America Private Bank, raised $13,319 for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation and TIKVA — an orphanage in Ukraine — during the 18th annual Long Island…

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Suffolk County Sherrif's Office Annual Open House October 22, 2023

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation sponsors Suffolk County Sheriff’s annual open house and family day

Thousands of attendees enjoy Sunday picnic, tours of the correctional facility, live demos, Sheriff vehicles, giveaways, bounce house, ice cream and more Yaphank, N.Y. (Oct. 22, 2023) – In efforts to facilitate strong connections between the community and local law enforcement, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation sponsored the Suffolk County Sheriff’s annual open house and family…

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Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation sponsors third annual executive leadership conference

Speakers educate and empower law enforcement leaders and staff in tri-state area  Hempstead, N.Y. (Sept. 19, 2023) – In an effort to empower law enforcement officers with executive leadership skills, The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation recently sponsored the third annual Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Executive Leadership Conference. The conference, hosted by Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D…

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Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation receives $25,000 donation to its Project Lifesaver Program
Foundation program aids people with neurological issues

Hempstead, NY (Jan. 19, 2023) – In an effort to support people with neurological issues, Chuck & Carol Palumbo, the executors of The Alfred and Lucille Bronson Foundation, recently donated $25,000 to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation’s Community Investment Fund in support of the Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver Program. Project Lifesaver is a rapid-response program that…

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Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming’s intern and Ross School senior raises $1,100 for Suffolk County Sheriff Foundation

Funds to benefit Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office START Resource Center to helpreduce the recidivism rate for former prisoners Hempstead, NY (Jan. 19, 2023) – Iona Burke, a senior at the Ross School in East Hampton, NY and, intern last summer for Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, recently raised $1,100 for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Foundation’s Community…

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