[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Use of Post Office Addresses to Protect Victims
[Adopted 9-28-2004 by Res. No. 983-2004 (Ch. 615, Art. I, of the 1985 Code)]
Pursuant to § C26-2 of the Suffolk County Charter, the Office of the Sheriff of Suffolk County is authorized, empowered, and directed to issue an identification letter establishing that the holder is an individual whose home address should be protected to the maximum extent permitted by law. The sole determining factor for issuing said letter is an active Judicial Order of Protection, specifying the need for confidentiality and duly filed with the Office of the Sheriff.
Such letter of identification shall bear a direction requesting that other organizations and levels of government afford the letter holder with the same measure of confidentiality respecting the privacy of their home address.
On all County records that are subject to disclosure to the public, a post office box address shall be used for victims of domestic violence whose need for confidentiality has been identified by the above letter of identification, except when otherwise required by state or federal law.