Briella TomassettiAug 8, 2018, 2:55 pmAug 9, 2018, 1:29 pm

2018 class of Suffolk sheriff's office recruits is ready to serve the county

Newest law enforcement officers graduate at ceremony in Brentwood

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BRENTWOOD — After 13 weeks of rigorous training, 30 men and women can proudly sport their own badges as Suffolk County's newest class of correction officers.

Throughout their time at the academy, the recruits were required to complete both classroom and field instruction training. This included firearm safety, defensive tactics, and physical fitness.

Although they were all brought together from different places and different backgrounds, those who took part in the program say they've fulfilled the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office motto: "Come as many, leave as one."

Sheriff Errol Toulon addressed the recruits and told them the job will be difficult but rewarding as they take an oath to serve and protect.

Since he took office this January, Sheriff Toulon has pushed for more rehabilitative opportunities at the county jail and has even visited schools across the county to talk about topics like drugs, bullying, and gangs.

In about one week, the brand new correction officers will begin their journeys as representatives of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.

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