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Suffolk County Board of Ethics

The Suffolk County Board of Ethics was established pursuant to Local Law No. 56-2011, which became effective in March 2012.  The Board was fully formed in the summer of 2012 and has established its office in Great River.

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Contact Us

Office: (631) 854-0022

Fax: (631) 854-0028

Mailing Address:
335 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980

Sunrise Business Center
3500 Sunrise Highway, Rm 364
Great River, New York 11739

Ethics Notes


Click the image of the newsletter above for the Ethics Notes Newsletter

Solicitation of Quotes

The Suffolk County Board of Ethics is seeking proposals from attorneys to perform Judicial Hearing Officer services for a 12 month term relative to the Suffolk County Board of Ethics legal mandates under Suffolk County Administrative Code A30-6 and Suffolk County Charter C30-4 (A).

Click here for the Suffolk County Board of Ethics Solicitation of Quotes for Judicial Hearing Officer

Click here for the Solicitation of Quote Form SCBE#SQ01-2014



The Mission of the Suffolk County Board of Ethics is to practice and promote ethical literacy and conduct in government through training, transparency, and trust.  In order to accomplish the Mission, the Suffolk County Board of Ethics shall maintain confidentiality, adhere to its own Code of Ethics, engage in outreach and training of public officials and employees, and recommend new laws to advance the Mission of ethical compliance.


Robin L. Long, Esq., Chair

Linda A. Spahr, Esq., Vice Chair

Richard F. Halverson, Ph. D.

Dennis O'Doherty

Heather M. Palmore, Esq.


Article XXX of the Suffolk County Charter vests in the Board of Ethics the authority and responsibility to:

  1. Provide ethics training and education to Suffolk County’s public servants;
  2. Render advisory opinions to Suffolk County’s public servants on ethics and conflicts of interest issues;
  3. Make financial disclosure statement forms available to persons required to file pursuant to Chapter 77, Article 2 of the Suffolk County Code, and review such statements; and
  4. Conduct investigations and hearings to determine if ethics violations have occurred and to impose penalties as authorized by local law.

The Administrative laws governing the Board of Ethics are found at Article XXX of the Administrative Code of Suffolk County.

The Suffolk County Code of Ethics is found at Chapter 77, Part I, Article I of the Suffolk County Code

The Financial Disclosure Law is found at Chapter 77, Part I, Article II of the Suffolk County Code.


Code of Ethics Booklet

Click here for the Code of Ethics Booklet in letter size format (8 ½ x 11)

Click here for the Code of Ethics Booklet in foldable booklet format (5 ½ x 8 ½) 

Printing Directions:

To print a foldable booklet, click on the link above to open the foldable booklet format. Then, click on the Printer Icon, or "Print file," at the bottom of the screen.  A window will open with printing options. You must choose to "print on both sides of paper" and "flip on short edge," select the Orientation: "Landscape," and then click "Print."

Note:  Booklets are available in hard copy upon request.

Annual Report

Annual Reports (2012 & 2013) available upon request.

Agendas and Minutes



Click "More" to the lower left for a table of the Board's Agendas and Minutes organized by Meeting Date.