News 12 takes an exclusive look inside the Suffolk County Corrections Intelligence Center

On Wednesday, Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. told News 12 they are now working with 53 local, state, national and international agencies.

Thema Ponton

Apr 25, 2024, 2:49 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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News 12 got an inside look at a program designed to crack down on crime behind bars.
"This is gang-centric, when we're looking at different things that are occurring not only in our county, but outlaying, outside of Suffolk County, where we look at Nassau County and New York City, things that happen in New York City, we learn here and we're able to then give that information." said Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr.
Cracking down on gang activity inside and outside of the Suffolk County jail is a primary focus for the men and women at the Corrections Intelligence Center (CIC) in Yaphank.
The CIC was created in April 2023 to intercept gang communication, stop contraband, like cell phones and knives from getting into the jail and to thwart potential threats.
It started with six law enforcement partners.
On Wednesday, Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. told News 12 they are now working with 53 local, state, national and international agencies.
"If we learn of attempted murder, murders, burglaries, you know things like that inside of the jails or prisons, through this network, we're able to work with the law enforcement partners in that particular jurisdiction or agency to help solve it." said Toulon.
The sheriff also told News 12 there are plans to move the CIC to a 3,500-square-foot space with better technology and data management.
"The information that we're getting inside of our Center can affect crimes that may occur or have occurred in our community, so those victims, potential victims will realize that the information that we're able to obtain through this vast network we've created, is going to help keep our, our community safe," says Toulon.


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