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Undersheriff Steven J. Kuehhas

The son of a Suffolk County Correction Officer, Undersheriff Kuehhas began his career in law enforcement in 1986 when he joined the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He prosecuted numerous serious felony cases including violent assaults, robberies, rapes and vehicular manslaughters, in addition to public corruption. From 1996 to 2016, Undersheriff Kuehhas was assigned as the East End Bureau Chief prosecuting crimes within the five eastern towns and villages of Suffolk County where he worked closely with numerous state and local police agencies. It was here that he prosecuted inmates who assaulted correction officers while being held in the correctional facility in Riverhead. After a rewarding career as a prosecutor and Bureau Chief, Undersheriff Kuehhas left the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office to become Undersheriff in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Vincent DeMarco in July 2016. His duties include oversight of operations for both the professional, Corrections and Deputy Sheriff personnel. He is an adjunct professor of law and an active member of the Suffolk County and Criminal Bar Associations. He is an admitted attorney in New York, New Jersey and numerous federal jurisdictions, including the United States Supreme Court.

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