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Deputy Warden Scott Walsh

Deputy Warden Scott W. Walsh joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2006. Upon graduating the Corrections Academy he spent the beginning part of his career working in various housing units at the Riverhead Facility. In 2011 Scott took a military leave of absence in order to serve in Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon his return he eventually worked his way into other posts including the Control Room and also joined the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) in 2013.

In 2015 Scott was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and remained at the Riverhead facility supervising housing units. He also acted in a supervisory role with SERT and co-led a small group of SERT Officers for the first time to the West Virginia Mock Riot Skills Competition. In 2017, Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and transferred to the Yaphank Facility as a Duty Lt. As a Lieutenant Scott oversaw and managed the daily operations of a crew of Officers and Sergeants and worked in both the Yaphank and Riverhead Facilities. Upon becoming a Lieutenant he also became the Training Officer for the SERT team. His responsibilities included monthly training plans, induction training and outside training proposals. In 2018 Scott became the Commanding Officer of the Jail Visiting Unit. His duties included overseeing the Visiting Units in both facilities which accounted for hundreds of civilian visitors each week. During this time he also took on additional duties with the Sheriff’s Crisis Intervention Team and Sheriff’s Mentorship Program.

In 2021, Scott became the Commanding Officer of the Academy Bureau where he currently remains. He started 2022 with a promotion to Captain and in September 2022, promoted to Deputy Warden. Also in 2022, the Sheriff's Office Wellness Unit was created and placed under the command of Deputy Warden Walsh. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College. He has retired from the military with 20 years of service in the Army and Air National Guard as a Military Police Officer and Military Police Investigator. Deputy Warden Walsh is a certified hostage negotiator and NYSAA certified Jail Assessor.

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