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Deputy Warden Christopher Black

Deputy Warden Christopher M. Black joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1995. After graduating the Sheriff’s Academy he worked as a Correction Officer in both the Riverhead and Yaphank Correctional Facilities. In 2002, he was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned as the executive officer in the Inmate Rehabilitation Unit. In 2007, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Yaphank Correctional Facility. In 2014 he was promoted to Captain and commanded several units, including the Facility Management Bureau, the Administrative Bureau and finally the Support Services Unit, where he was in charge of all Inmate Rehabilitation and Re-Entry programming. In 2020, he was promoted to Deputy Warden and is now the Commanding Officer of the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead.

Deputy Warden Christopher M. Black studied Health and Physical Education at LIU / CW Post. He is a New York State certified Academy Instructor, New York State Offender Employment Specialist, New York Mentoring Trainer and an Executive Board Member of the New York State Association of Incarcerated Education Programs.

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