Monmouth Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communications Center Receives National Recogintion

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Undersheriff Robert Dawson were in Washington yesterday to accept the the Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center/Program Award from the NG9-1-1 Institute and the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.   The ceremony took place at the Rayburn House Office Building.

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sheriff’s Officers Bust Two Drug Dealers, Seize 1200 Bags Of Heroin, 22 Grams of Coke And Cash

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Patrol At Seastreak’s Highlands Terminal. file photo

Two Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers, with the assistance of the drug sniffing K-9 team, arrested two Monmouth County men during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway at exit 109 on Wednesday.  1200 bags of heroin, 22 grams of cocaine, $4500 in cash, and a 2014 Dodge pickup truck were seized during the arrest, according to an announcement, according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.

Sheriff’s Officers Glenn Sonnaband and Jason Simeone arrested Daniel Torres, 47 of Long Branch, and Alexander Mazza, 46 of Eatontown, who were charged with two counts of possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances  and two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS.  The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI Red Bank Office participated in the arrests and investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Inmates Get Their High School Diplomas

Stuart Veeder, GED teacher, Loren Basselini, Director of Education, Monmouth Ocean Educational Services, inmates from MCCI & Lt. Richard Vilacoba.

Four inmates at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution got their high school diplomas today through an online program administered by the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission, according to a press release from Sheriff Shaun Golden.

“I am gratified by the commitment made by today’s graduates to use their time at MCCI in a constructive manner that will benefit them for the rest of their lives,” said Sheriff Golden. “The wrong choices that brought the graduates to MCCI have provided these individuals the opportunity to make right choices about furthering their education and changing their lives.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Inmates Get Their High School Diplomas

Sheriff Golden: Stay off the roads

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Posted: January 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden: Stay off the roads

Sheriff Golden Warns Of Dangers of Fireworks

Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is urging all residents and visitors to enjoy their 4th of July holiday celebrations while staying safe from the dangers of illegal fireworks.

“The result of fireworks being handled in the wrong way can cause serious injuries,” said Sheriff Golden. “It’s important to know that the danger is not only limited to general Fourth of July fireworks. Even sparklers should be kept away from children, as they can easily cause harm.”

Fireworks are dangerous, illegal and should only be handled by the professionals, Golden said.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 230 people on average are treated for fireworks related injuries on a daily basis during the month around the July 4th holiday.

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Posted: June 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Warns Of Dangers of Fireworks

Sheriff Golden Hosts Heroin Forum with Students, Educators and Law Enforcement

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden brought college and high school students from throughout the County to Freehold on Tuesday for the second annual Student Ambassadors For Heroin Use Prevention forum.

The unique program that Golden launched last October brings student leaders together with educators, law enforcement officials and other government and non-profit drug abuse agencies to share information–both ways–to empower the students to lead their peers away from heroin use and to support the adults in improving their drug abuse prevention efforts.

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Posted: April 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Heroin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Hosts Heroin Forum with Students, Educators and Law Enforcement

Sheriff Golden to Trenton: Stop ripping off the 9-1-1 fees

With New Jersey lawmakers busy in Trenton working on the next fiscal year’s State Budget, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is calling on the legislature and Governor Christie to stop the diversion of $120 million per year that cell phone users pay for the express purpose of maintaining and upgrading 911 emergency infrastructure throughout the state.

Golden first raised the issue last summer, days after the current fiscal year budget took effect.   Yesterday, the Sheriff highlighted the issue in an interview with NJTV’s Brenda Flanagan.

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Posted: April 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, News, NJTV, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden to Trenton: Stop ripping off the 9-1-1 fees

Monmouth County jail is scanning the inside of inmates

FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Correctional Institution is the first correctional facility in New Jersey to purchase and operate a full-body X-ray device to detect concealed objects on inmate, according to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said in a press release that the goal of the equipment is to prevent the… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Golden: Sheriff’s Office Is Ready For Stella

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced this afternoon that his Office of Emergency Management division stands ready to assist residents in need during the impending Winter Storm Stella and that officers of the Law Enforcement Division are available to assist municipalities in the event of power outages and with traffic emergencies.

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Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Monmouth OEM | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Golden: Sheriff’s Office Is Ready For Stella

Sheriff’s Detectives Make Bomb Threat Arrest

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Christopher M. Young of Freehold Borough was arrested by detectives of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office yesterday and charged with making a false public alarm of a critical infrastructure. Young texted a bomb threat to the agency’s 9-1-1 Telecommunications Center in Freehold on December 8, 2016 from a pre-paid cell phone.

A former employee of the 9-1-1 center who was fired in October of 2016 during his probationary employment, Young’s text claimed there was a bomb in the center.

“These types of threats are taken very seriously and will not be tolerated to ensure the safety of the people who live and work in Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “I commend our detectives from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office for fully responding to this false public alarm and actively working to find out who was responsible for this disruptive and potentially dangerous threat.”

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Posted: February 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »