Deputy Warden Vincenzo Barone
Deputy Warden Vincenzo Barone has served with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office for more than 30 years. After graduating the Sheriff’s Academy in 1989 as the class Valedictorian, he started work as a Correction Officer at the Riverhead Correctional Facility.
In 2005, he was promoted to Sergeant. His first assignment as Sergeant was at 1st District court where he oversaw prisoner intake. This included, but was not limited to, working closely with numerous outside law enforcement agencies and preparing documents for judges. While a sergeant, Deputy Warden Barone also worked various assignments at both the Yaphank and Riverhead Correctional facilities until he was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010.
As Lieutenant, Deputy Warden Barone was assigned to manage a crew of more than 60 correction officers, including two sergeants, at the Yaphank Correctional facility.
In 2013, he was promoted to Captain and oversaw the opening of the new, nearly 400,000 square foot addition to the Yaphank Correctional Facility. During his time as Captain, he was also responsible for the Operations Unit, inmate programming, and lastly, before being promoted to Deputy Warden in 2019, was the Administrative Captain for the Yaphank facility.
As Deputy Warden, he is Commanding Officer of the 976 bed Yaphank Correctional Facility where he oversees over 330 correction officers, 4 Captains, 10 Lieutenants, and 30 Sergeants. Additionally, he is in charge of all inmate programming for the Sheriff’s Office, including the Sheriff’s Transition and Reentry Team (S.T.A.R.T.) which operates a resource center on the grounds of the Yaphank facility.
Deputy Warden Barone heads the Sheriff’s Reentry Task force as well as the Veterans Reentry Task force. He also represents the Sheriff’s Office as a team member of the Suffolk County Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide among service members, Veterans, and their families, and as a member of the LIREDC Workforce and Education Work Group regarding workforce solutions for justice involved individuals.