Sheriff’s Office Accepting Youth Week Applications

Monmouth County high school aged children who are considering a career in law enforcement have an extraordinary opportunity this summer.  For the 26th year, the Sheriff’s Office is conducting it’s challenging Youth Week program.

Sheriff Shaun Golden today announced that the program will take place July 9-13 at the Monmouth County Police Academy in Freehold Township.  Applications are being accepted until June 9th.  Background checks will be performed on all applicants. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

The NJ tax hike you haven’t heard about and why it’s more politics as usual

Sheriff Shaun Golden points to the monthly charge on phone bills that Trenton globs instead of investing in 9-1-1 systems

Call it the classic Trenton two-step. … to pay for other parts of the state budget. “That’s the typical Trenton solution,” said Shaun Golden, the Monmouth County sheriff. “To lay a tax on top of another tax that won’t go to fixing the problem … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The NJ tax hike you haven’t heard about and why it’s more politics as usual

Active Shooter Drill Scheduled At Former Manasquan School

Law enforcement agencies from throughout Monmouth County, as well as state agencies, will conduct an active shooter training exercise in Manasquan on April 20th at the former St. Denis School property, Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Sheriff Shaun Golden, and the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association announced. The former Catholic school closed in 2015.

April 20th is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine School Massacre in Jefferson County, Colorado.

“Recent events have only served to highlight the need for preparedness,” said Gramiccioni. “We started down this road nearly 15 months ago with an eye towards readiness and we will continue to prepare for providing the safety our citizens need and deserve. We must recognize the realities of evil people focused on perpetuating evil acts.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Active Shooter Drill Scheduled At Former Manasquan School

Sheriff Shaun Golden Warns of IRS Scam

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issued the following warning to residents this afternoon.

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Posted: March 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Shaun Golden Warns of IRS Scam

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: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communications Center Receives National Recogintion

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 »

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 »

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

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