> About Vincent DeMarco
On November 8, 2005
Vincent F. DeMarco was elected to the position of Sheriff of
Suffolk County. On January 1, 2006 Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco
was sworn into office becoming the first uniformed member of the
Sheriff’s Office to be elected Sheriff. He is one of the
youngest Sheriff’s ever elected in
The Sheriff’s Office
employs over 850 correction officers, 250 deputy sheriffs and
142 civilian personnel.
Sheriff DeMarco has
made working with children and teens a priority of his
Administration and believes that through education, young people
will be less likely to become involved in unsafe situations and
launched an internet safety program to assist parents in
monitoring their children’s online activities to protect them
from online sexual predators. A total of 43,000
complimentary copies of Computer Cop software were distributed
to parents, schools and libraries. Computer Cop software was
purchased using seized drug money.
educational programs are geared for children as young as 5 years
old, as well as for high school students. The McGruff Safety
Program is a 4 week program for grades K-2 designed to teach
kids important anti-bullying and personal safety lessons. As
children mature, and the stress of peer pressure intensifies,
officers from the Sheriff’s Gang Resistance Education and
Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program visit many of our local school
districts to work directly with youth to show them ways to best
cope with the challenges they face at school and on the street.
Sheriff DeMarco has also made the Youth Enlightenment Seminar
(YES) a priority of his Administration. Officers from the
Sheriff’s Community Relations Office escort hundreds of kids
through the Suffolk County Correctional Facilities each year to
demonstrate first hand how youthful acts of crime and violence
can lead to incarceration. The program is highly acclaimed for
its preventative nature and has helped many wayward youths
change the direction of their lives.
Sheriff DeMarco has
made partnering with Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies a
priority of his Administration. On a yearly basis he hosts a
Gang Intelligence Seminar that is attended by hundreds of law
enforcement personal from across the country.
The Sheriff is a
member of the National Sheriff’s Association, New York State
Sheriff’s Association, Chiefs of Police Association of Suffolk
County and American Jail Association. In 2008 Sheriff DeMarco
was appointed by Governor David Patterson to the Juvenile
Justice Task Force.
Sheriff Vincent F.
DeMarco began his distinguished career as a Deputy Sheriff in
1994. In 2002, he was awarded a Letter of Commendation for
achieving the highest arrest record. Sheriff DeMarco is a
lifelong resident of Suffolk County and resides in Huntington
with his wife Jill and two young children.