The Suffolk County Department of Social Services (DSS) provides free or low-cost subsidized child care services for eligible families residing in the county. This includes a document with more information about the program. The Sheriff's Office also offers Operation Safe Child identification cards free of charge at community events, libraries, and fire stations. Residents can now track their Suffolk County Transit bus live and get accurate arrival predictions on their mobile phone.
The Suffolk County Sheriff's Community Relations Unit is an important part of the office, offering a variety of free community and school programs for all Suffolk County schools, businesses, organizations, non-profit organizations, and agencies. When a pet is lost, there is no central method for spreading the news and engaging the right stakeholders. People who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless should apply for assistance at a social services center. Specially trained Suffolk County Sheriff's Office officers are available to attend community forums and events to check the safety of child safety seats.
The classroom curriculum is taught by Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs and Correctional Officers who have received specialized training to present to elementary and secondary school students. The DSS also has a new free mobile application (app) available to county residents that allows them to submit the necessary documents. Stop the Bleed training from the Sheriff's Office is available to all Suffolk County schools, community organizations, businesses, and faith-based organizations. This program is available to all congregations, schools, offices, and businesses in the 5 East End cities of Suffolk County.
Owners can sign up for this program to get a free identification card and become part of the Lost Pet Network which will turn to deputy sheriffs, local municipalities, and a designated website in the event that a qualifying dog, cat, or other animal is lost. EAC Network is a diverse social services agency that empowers, helps, and cares for people in need on Long Island and New York City. The mission of the Department of Social Services is to provide financial assistance and support services to eligible Suffolk County residents in a cost-effective and efficient manner while simultaneously protecting vulnerable people and encouraging their independence and self-sufficiency. When a caregiver calls the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office's Project Lifesaver line to report that a customer has gone astray, a search team responds to the drifter's area and activates the vehicle's mobile location system.
The Sheriff's Office Scout Program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, and patriotism.