Sini said he aims to eradicate gangs, including MS-13, from the community, and aggressively address the opioid epidemic by punishing drug dealers and connecting individuals suffering from substance abuse to treatment. He also said he will restore integrity to the district attorney’s office, as he did to the Suffolk police department after he took over in the wake of the largest scandal in the department’s history, which resulted in its top uniformed officer’s guilty plea and imprisonment. He said he will put a leadership team in place whose integrity is beyond reproach, set the right tone to ensure prosecutors are trained effectively and then hold them accountable.
Sini, making his second run for public office, is running on the Democratic, Conservative, Independence, and Working Families party lines. Sini, 37, for the past 21 months has been Suffolk police commissioner. Earlier as an county executive assistant, he was County Executive Steve Bellone’s top law enforcement aide, helping get the state to reverse a mandate for Suffolk to build a $112 million addition to the Yaphank jail. He also helped create drug treatment for inmates re-entering society and a gang prevention program for students as young as third grade. While an aide, Sini lost a bid for county legislator in 2015. Before Suffolk, Sini was a prosecutor for nearly five years for former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, where he was involved in gang prosecutions. He graduated from American University in 2002 and Brooklyn Law School in 2005. Sini, who grew up in West Islip, now lives in Babylon Village with his wife and three children.