The Suffolk County Legislature at its meeting Tuesday in a 16-0 vote reappointed Errol D. Toulon, Jr., Ed D., to the Suffolk County Water Authority Board. Dr. Toulon, who will serve a second five-year term on the Board, will be sworn in at the SCWA Board’s meeting on May 18.
Dr. Toulon currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of Operations at the City of New York Department of Correction. He is also a retired NYC Correction Captain. During his initial twenty-two year career with the Department of Correction, Dr. Toulon was assigned as a captain to the Emergency Service Unit and the Firearms & Tactical Unit. During the final year of his service, Dr. Toulon was assigned to an independent unit that reported directly to a federal court judge monitoring environmental issues in the city’s jails.
Dr. Toulon is certified through the Department of Homeland Security in Emergency Planning, Radiological Emergency Management, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing, Weapons of Mass Destruction Threat and Risk Assessment and State Disaster Management. In addition, Dr. Toulon is certified to teach Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness, three levels of National Incident Management System Incident Command System courses and Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes awareness.
Dr. Toulon received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Dowling College, an Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University and recently completed his Doctorate in Educational Administration.
"Errol is a valuable asset to the Board who brings extensive knowledge of emergency planning, a subject of great importance to the Suffolk County Water Authority," said SCWA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey W. Szabo. "I’m very pleased that the Suffolk Legislature had the wisdom to reappoint him to the position."
The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.