Safety/Quality of Life
In Case of Emergency Medical ID Card Program;
DeMarco launched this program for Suffolk's Senior Citizens. Seniors
provide important medical and personal information about themselves which is placed
on an identification card to be used in the
case of an emergency
the need to protect those most vulnerable, Sheriff DeMarco
launched the truly lifesaving Project Lifesaver Program. Project
Lifesaver is a tracking
system for children/adults who have the propensity to wander
& get lost; such as those afflicted with Autism and
Alzheimer's. Sheriff DeMarco is the Downstate Coordinator of
the program. While the
average national search time is 9 hours, Project Lifesaver
searches take 30 minutes.
Operation Safe Child:
through NYS Sheriff’s Association, NYS Association of Chiefs
of Police, NYS Police, NYC Police Department to raise awareness
about child safety
. Parents/Guardians given card containing child’s
biographical information, fingerprints and photo.
This is an Important tool when used in conjunction with NYS
Amber Alert system- allows information to be quickly
electronically disseminated, statewide within minutes.
SLAP; Sheriff DeMarco re-activated the Sheriff’s Labor
Assistance Program to beautify our parks and neighborhoods. This
program provides free inmate labor. Sheriff
DeMarco worked with County Legislators, the Towns of Huntington,
Babylon and Brookhaven, and the Village of Lindenhurst to bring SLAP to their
Boating While Intoxicated Enforcement Initiatives; Spearheaded boating safety and
enforcement (BWI) programs on Suffolk's East End..
Sheriff DeMarco spearheaded a partnership with the Immigration
and Customs Enforcement Agency to take costly illegal aliens out
of Suffolk's Jails and into Federal Custody.
Iris Scan technology implemented by Sheriff DeMarco to combat the
use of aliases in Suffolk County's Criminal Justice System.
McGruff The Crime Dog: Sheriff
DeMarco gave McGruff the Crime Dog Program a make over when
taking office to bring the curriculum more up to date and relevant
to today's kids. The program offers
children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade important safety lessons
that focus on bullying and stranger danger.
Association Summer Camp: Sheriff
DeMarco coordinates a free summer camp for economically
disadvantaged youth 9-12 years old throughout Suffolk County.
Cop; Sheriff DeMarco provided free software to Suffolk County residents
that scans a computer for parents to automatically detects potentially offensive photo files and suspect words or phrases
that match more than a 1,000 red-flagged words contained in the
. Parents can utilize the software to protect their children
from opportunists who use the Internet to take advantage of
youths and also to monitor their children’s online activities.
Men Don’t Abuse; This important program is in joint
partnership with VIBES in the school
districts teaching students with the aim to prevent domestic
DeMarco saw a need to bring Child Support enforcement to the
forefront of his office's agenda. He constructed a website highlighting the top deadbeat
parents in Suffolk County. Sheriff
DeMarco strongly supports
Class E felony legislation for deadbeat parents.
DeMarco brings the G.R.E.A.T. program to Suffolk County
Schools. This is a law enforcement officer instructed classroom
. Prevention is its primary objective, the program is
intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence
and gang membership. This program is funded by a grant from the
Annual Gang Seminar; Sheriff DeMarco created a law enforcement
and community based Gang Seminar that is attended by hundreds
each year. Nationally recognized speakers lecture on emerging
topics in gang intelligence.
---Stop The Repeat Offender. Vocational training is offered in
areas such as carpentry, plumbing, baking and horticulture. The
goal of this program is to make this population productive members
of society by providing life skills and job placement to inmates
fore they are released from jail.
implemented a nationally recognized
Council for Unity program in the jail. This program is so
effective that HBO and the BBC have filmed the Council's
- Sheriff Vincent
DeMarco was appointed
by Governor David Patterson to the Juvenile Justice Task Force
to help develop ways in which to deal with Suffolk County and New York
State's at-risk youth.
Kept overtime down; cutting it from its record levels.
Delivered on his promise and slashed both the cost and
size of the new jail
Practices fiscal restraint consistently coming in under his
Office's allotted fiscal year budget.