Our environment is our precious resource. This is particularly true in Suffolk County where we obtain our drinking water from the ground. Upon taking office, District Attorney Sini launched an Environmental Crime Team consisting of prosecutors and expert investigators. Since its inception, it has brought the largest ever illegal dumping case in New York State’s history, arresting dozens of offenders and seizing millions of dollars in assets. District Attorney Sini has convened a special grand jury to investigate environmental crimes, propose remediation plans where needed, and recommend public policy changes to prevent illegal dumping in the future. To protect our environment, the Environmental Crime Team works with a multitude of agencies, such as the Suffolk County Police Department, the DEC and the EPA.