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Support for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Language Assistance Services Mission Statement

Suffolk County Sheriff Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. has made it the policy of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office to take all reasonable measures to provide timely, meaningful access to individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) to the services and benefits the Sheriff’s Office provides in all Office sponsored programs. All Sheriff’s Office personnel shall provide free language assistance services to LEP individuals whom they encounter or whenever an LEP individual requests language assistance services. Sheriff’s Office personnel will inform citizens that language assistance services are available free of charge to LEP persons and Office personnel will provide these services to such persons.

This policy is outlined in Sheriff's Office Directive #18-001 and is in accordance with Suffolk County Legislature Introductory Resolution No. 1016-2020 and Local Law 25-2020, A Local Law to Expand Language Access Laws in Suffolk County.

Language Line Services

All employees of the Sheriff’s Office have access to the Language Line service 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Language Line provides interpretation services in more than 200 different languages. Dual handset telephones for use in communicating via the Language Line service are available in all Sheriff’s Office facilities.

Multilingual Language Internet Customization

To access our website in an alternative language, please use Google Translator at the upper left on the page. 

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