Press Releases

Sheriff DeMarco Wants Parents to Know About New York's Graduated License Law and Notification System RIVERHEAD, NY-- While New York’s Graduated License Law took effect in 2010, many parents are still unaware of the restrictions on drivers with learner permits and junior drivers under the age of 18. Read More...
Suffolk County Sheriff Warns of Potential Flooding Urges Residents Along the Coast to Compile "Go Bags" RIVERHEAD, NY-- Today, Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco is once again urging Suffolk County residents to pay close attention to the weather forecast and make preparations for a potentially dangerous storm that many computer weather models are now predicting could impact Long Island. Read More...
Sheriff DeMarco Urges Residents to Begin Preparing for Potential Storm RIVERHEAD, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco today encouraged families and individuals to take precautions and prepare for Hurricane Joaquin, a potentially dangerous storm that some computer weather models are now predicting will turn westward and affect the U.S. East Coast, and possibly Long Island. Read More...
Officials From Rikers Island Visit Suffolk County Jail Sheriff DeMarco Highlights Innovative Appraoch to Reducing Gang Violence RIVERHEAD, NY-- Today, Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco played host to a large contingent of officials from the New York City Department of Correction and Rikers Island, New York City’s main jail complex. Read More...
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sheriff DeMarco is Urging Residents to Shed the Meds

RIVERHEAD, NY– Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco would like to remind Suffolk County residents that Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and he is asking the public to search through their medicine cabinets and “Shed the Meds” this weekend.

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The 2015 Sheriff's Office Open House and Family Day is Scheduled for September 20 RIVERHEAD, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco will be hosting the annual Sheriff’s Open House and Family Day on Sunday, September 20th from 10 am – 3 pm. The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office is the oldest continuous law enforcement agency in the county, with more than 330 years of service on Long Island. The free event will highlight its unique role in law enforcement, as well as the work of the County’s Deputy Sheriffs and Correction Officers. Read More...
Missing Woman with Special Needs Found in 13 Minutes Using Tracking Device On July 20, 2015 at approximately 6:59 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office Communications Bureau received a call on the Project Lifesaver Emergency Hotline about a 21 year old resident of an Aid to the Developmentally Disabled group home that had gone missing. Read More...
When Does A Sleeve Fit Into A Sock?

When it’s a sleeve of heroin. An inmate at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank was charged with Felony Promoting Prison Contraband in the 1st when it was discovered that he had smuggled 10 bundles of heroin in a baby sock near his genitals into the facility when he was remanded following an arrest.

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Sheriff DeMarco Announces Stepped Up DWI Enforcement on Long Island's East End New SPIDRE Law Enforcement Team will be on the Lookout for Drunk Drivers YAPHANK, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco announced today that a new DWI enforcement team called the Sheriff’s Proactive Impaired Driving Effort (SPIDRE) will be out in force this holiday weekend patrolling Long Island’s five East End towns. Read More...
Sheriff's Youth Initiative Featured on MSNBC's Documentary Series "Lockup: Extended Stay" RIVERHEAD, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco’s “Youth Tier Initiative” was the subject of a recent episode of the MSNBC series, “Lockup: Extended Stay-Long Island.”  The episode, which was fittingly titled, “Old School, New School” will replay on Saturday, June 27th at 9 p.m. EST, followed by a new show at 10 p.m. Read More...
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