Rocky Point Students Meet With New Sheriff to Explore Government

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As an extension of their classroom lessons, Rocky Point High School students in Rich Acritelli’s and Brooke Bonomi’s Government, and U.S. History and Government classes recently had the chance to meet with Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon.

During the workshop, the newly sworn-in sheriff spoke about his life and professional career before opening up the floor to questions from the students. Sheriff Toulon spoke about the moments that he felt best defined and helped to shape his life – including being a two-time cancer survivor and previous work in law enforcement as well as in the County Executive’s office. He also urged the students to never take things for granted, to embrace their schooling.  

“I really enjoyed kicking off my high school listening tour with the students in Rocky Point and fielding questions about my career in law enforcement,” Sheriff Toulon stated. “As county sheriff, I want to have a positive impact on the next generation. I want young people know that their voice matters – and that elected officials really care about what they have to say.”

Following the meeting with the two classes, a small group of students participated in a proactive discussion about substance abuse and prevention as part of the sheriff’s “Get to them before they get to me” initiative.