Deputy Warden Charles L'Hommedieu
Deputy Warden Charles L’Hommedieu entered the workforce building aircraft for Grumman Aerospace. He loved his job but took the ominous sign of increasing layoffs as incentive to begin attending college part time while working on the A6-Intruder. Upon graduation from SCCC he left Grumman to begin a new career working as an RN. He received specialized training in emergency medicine and worked for many years in several local area emergency departments. Having taken civil service exams along the way, he was selected to attend the Sheriff’s Office Academy where he graduated at the top of his class.
Charles is now in his 29th year with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. His service spans four administrations and he has received promotions from each. He is currently assigned as the Commanding Officer of the Academy Bureau and oversees all training at both the SCCC Brentwood campus location and the firearms range in Westhampton.
Charles is a graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) and the first to receive certification by the American Jail Association (AJA) as a Jail Manager on Long Island. He led the opening of their newly constructed “state of the art” facility and served on the board of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association (COBA). He led several Commands during his tenure, which included the First District Court detention facility, First Responder Assistance Team (FRAT), Public Access Defibrillation Program (PAD), Critical Incident Team (CIT), Chaplaincy, Visiting section, Community Relations Unit (CRU), Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT) and served as the Interim Director of the Sheriff’s DWI program where he aided in the transition to the Sheriff’s Addiction Treatment Program (SATP).
Charles is an EMT, certified as a general topics instructor by the department of criminal justice services (DCJS), Basic Life Support instructor by the American Heart Association (AHA) and Prevention and Management of Crisis Situations instructor by the Office of Mental Health (OMH).
Charles received his Bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Stony Brook University as well as his Master’s degree. He is board certified and licensed as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and is an Adjunct Professor for the Stony Brook University school of nursing. He also volunteers on the board of directors for a non-profit organization that caters to serving the Law Enforcement and First Responder community in mental health wellness and suicide prevention.