February 15, 2023

SCPD Sheriff Dr. Errol Toulon talks about safety to residents at Luxor Nursing and Rehabilitation

Nearly 35 residents, a number of family members, and staff were in attendance at Luxor Nursing and Rehab at Mills Pond in St. James on Tuesday, January 10th to see and hear Suffolk County Police Department Sheriff Dr. Errol Toulon speak about a number of today’s unfortunate crime instances that take place at various times throughout Suffolk County.

Sheriff Toulon spoke in detail about to prevent yourself and your loved ones from both in-person and email scams, mall parking lot crimes, pickpocketing and the best way to hold your money and credit cards, keeping your car doors locked, even on your own driveway, handgun safety, the best way for women to carry their handbags and the growing issues of mentally ill grifters that have been seen at train stations, malls and walking the main streets.

\"Speaking here at Luxor Mills Pond was key because the elderly are the most vulnerable when it comes to many kinds of crime,\" said Sheriff Toulon. \"Whether it’s them or any of their loved ones, you have to try to be cognizant as possible when you go out. We saw this a lot during the holidays but it’s all about crime prevention and day in and day out, we are here to protect everyone but it’s never easy.\"

Sheriff Toulon, the 67th and current Sheriff of Suffolk County spoke for an hour and answered questions at the end from the residents. Highly respected, he is the first African-American sheriff and the first African-American elected official to hold a \" nonjudicial countywide office in the history of Suffolk County.

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