Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s

Summer Enrichment Program


The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department’s Summer Enrichment Program targets high school students entering eleventh and twelfth grade in Suffolk Countsummer_enrichmenty, who are interested in future careers in law enforcement. Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins created this program as a means of fostering relationships between Suffolk County youth and uniformed officers, while introducing them into the world of law enforcement.

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Summer Enrichment Program is a seven-week program that will begin on July 11th and end the week of August 22nd. The program will invite twenty participants, selected from a group of high school students, to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department to learn more about careers in law enforcement. Participants will work 21 hours a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8am – 4pm, and will be compensated at a rate of $10.00 per-hour. During each week of the internship, members will participate in a “meet and greet” with members of the law enforcement community on Wednesdays, and a tour or field trip on Fridays.

At the conclusion of the program, all participants will have completed and received their CPR Certification in addition to a Certificate of Completion from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department. By the end of their participation, members of the program will have not only gained insight into the world of law enforcement and met a variety of notable law enforcement officials, but they also will have gained transferable job skills they can utilize later on in their careers.

For employment, applicants must participate in a competitive interview process, complete the written application, submit a CORI form, pass a drug test, complete a physical examination from their doctor, possess a valid picture ID (school ID, passport or driver’s license) and have a savings or checking account. Ideal applicants will be mature, professional and have an interest in some aspect of law enforcement. Applicants will be notified of the Department’s decision by telephone. Once admitted, applicants will receive a Department-issued polo shirt and be required to wear KHAKIS for the duration of the program.

The deadline for the application is May 20th. Interviews will be held from June 6th through June 24th. Applications should be faxed to (617) 704-6750 or scanned and emailed to Applications are also available online at

For more information, please contact Nadia Lovinsky at (617) 704-6656 or