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Suffolk County Homefront, Inc. Officers


President - Cindy Dickson


Cindy Dickson-President/Founder- Cindy is a civilian employee of the Suffolk County Police Department, working as a dispatcher for the past 19 years.  She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Joseph's College, majoring in Elementary Education.  Cindy began Suffolk County Homefront, Inc.  in 2007 after the loss of a family member to the war in Iraq.  Cpl Matthew Dillon was KIA by an IED December 11, 2006.  It is in his honor and memory that our mission is carried out.  

Cindy is married and has two daughters, Brianna 21 and Meghan 20 and twin step children Scott and Valerie 28. In her spare time she likes to be out enjoying nature with a camera in hand.  She also likes to travel and spend time with her friends and family.  


Vice President - Ret. Sgt. Rene Rivera - NY Nat'l Guard


Rene Rivera is currently a Control Room Operator for Siemens Energy at the Caithness Long Island Energy Center in Yaphank NY. As a Control Room Operator he is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a 350 MW combined cycle power plant.

Prior to arriving at Caithness, Rene was an Auxiliary Plant Operator for 8yrs with General Electric and Calpine.

Rene enlisted in the US Army Reserves in 1983 and was assigned to the 42nd Military Police Company. After 3 years he transferred to the 102nd Medical Battalion. Rene ultimately transferred to 1/69th Infantry Battalion where he remained for the remainder of his career.

During his military career he was called up for numerous state emergencies. He was deployed for Sea Gate sand bag operations, hurricane Gloria, and the Long Island wild fires 1995 just to name a few, During the blizzard in 1996 he assisted the NYPD and EMS Personnel on emergency 911 calls,

After 9/11 Rene assisted with recovery work at Ground Zero and provided bridge and tunnel check points, He later assisted the NYPD with subway security.

Rene was deployed in 2004 to Bagdad, Iraq. It is here where he spent a year securing the now infamous “Route Irish”. After his return from his tour in Iraq, Rene retired from the military in 2006.

Rene has remained very active in veteran’s affairs. He is currently the Vice President of Suffolk County Home Front, an organization that provides support for active duty military soldiers and veterans like him.

Rene is married and the father of 5 children. He currently resides in Mastic Beach, NY. 


Treasurer - Steven Dickson - SCPO USCGR


Steven Dickson- Treasurer-  Steven is a retired Suffolk County police officer who served 23 years in law enforcement. After retiring from police work Steven spent 3 years as a production planning manager for a defense subcontractor on Long Island and then moved onto his current job as a tax examiner with the Internal Revenue Service.  Steven has had an extensive military career which began with the U.S Air Force as a RADAR operator in July 1974. His active duty assignment ended in 1977 and in 1981 he joined the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve as a Port Security Petty Officer. He is currently a Senior Chief Petty Officer with 33 years of service. 

Steven has a Bachelor of Science from Dowling College and an AAS degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Farmingdale.  Steven also recently completed an Accounting Certificate from Suffolk County Community College. He is married and has twin's Scott and Valerie, 28 and two step-daughters, Brianna 21 and Meghan 20. His hobbies include hunting and flying his airplane.


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President Cindy Dickson and VP Rene Rivera shown with SSGT Brian Fox from the 258th Field Artillery Unit and his wife Susana. SCHF presented the family with gift cards in the amount of $750.00 after they lost their home and all of their personal property in a house fire.   


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Ridge, NY  11961



In Appreciation...


Presented to Suffolk County Homefront by Karen

and Tony Giordano  on behalf of their son TJ.


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