Sheriff Shaun Golden and members of the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden met with members of the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey on Monday at the Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Center in Freehold to discuss emergency action plans for faith based organizations as part of his ongoing commitment to training faith based organizations in keeping their members and children safe.
During the fortuitously scheduled event which followed terrorist attacks in nearby Ocean and Union Counties and New York City last weekend, Golden spoke about the Sheriff’s Office’s continuing proactive approach to addressing homeland security and counter terrorism issues, and, offered advice and assistance to the attendees.
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced a partnership with Team Rubicon, a non-profit group of veterans that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
To improve response and recovery of disasters and emergency situations, Team Rubicon along with members of the Monmouth and Ocean County Building Officials Association, attended a training seminar at the Public Safety Center in Freehold on September 21. The focus was on damage assessment and the utilization of a new software system to record and track the damages caused by a disaster.
Sheriff’s Officer Michelle Melendez demonstrating the proper installation of a child safety seat.
The safety and well being on Monmouth County children is one of Sheriff Shaun Golden’s top priorities. Golden’s office provides child safety seat inspections monthly at the Monmouth County Garage, 240 Center Street in Freehold, on the second Wednesday of each month between 3:30pm and 6:30pm and at the Mobile County Connection events held in conjunction with County Clerk Christine Hanlon and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, every 33 seconds, a child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash.
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden was honored as the 2016 Man of the Year by the Long Branch Professional Firefighters Association – FMBA Local 68 last week at the union’s annual fundraising dinner at Rooney’s Oceanfront.
“I’m extremely honored and humbled by this distinction from FMBA Local #68 which represents the career firefighters and officers in the city of Long Branch. Their dedication to residents and contributions to public safety are to be commended,” said Golden. “Monmouth County’s firefighters, paid and volunteer are true heroes, who dedicate their lives day in and day out.”
Capt. Rene Roberts, Sgt. Jose Rivera, Sgt. Denise Palmisano, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Sgt. David Wentworth, Sgt. Joel Fischer & IT Dir. Andrew Calvo
Six staff members of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, five uniformed and one civilian, have successfully completed the prestigious New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program from Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration, according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.
Golden himself completed the program in 2004 while he was a police officer in Toms River.
The new graduates are Sgt. David Wentworth, Sgt. Jose Rivera and Sgt. Joel Fischer of the Law Enforcement Division, Capt. Rene Roberts and Lt. Jason McCauley of the Correctional Division and Andrew Calvo, IT Director. Rivera was nominated for the Askew Award, a top honor from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers that recognizes exemplary work in completing the recipient’s CPM project.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is increasing public safety awareness by showcasing their trucks and other equipment in a traveling demonstration.
On Wednesday, Sheriff Shaun Golden’s Office, in conjunction with the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey, participated in the Touch a Truck Program. Fire Trucks, Public Works Trucks, Police Trucks and the Sheriff’s Mobile Command Unit visited Jewish communities in Manalapan, Marlboro and Aberdeen to give children the opportunity to learn about the equipment and how it is used for public safety.
Ken Philmus, Security Taskforce Chair for the Jewish Federation and Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden address security measures with Jewish leaders
The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey announced that 16 Jewish organizations throughout Monmouth and Middlesex counties are among the 58 recipients statewide of nonprofit grants awarded by the Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program.
The grants are intended for security equipment, such as cameras and surveillance systems, lighting, card access readers, blast film, fencing and bollards (short posts used to protect an area against vehicles).
“In total, New Jersey-based applicants received $4.26 million, more than double than last year,” said Security Taskforce Chair for the Jewish Federation Ken Philmus. “The number of Jewish organizations receiving grants represents a five-fold increase from 2015. It will bring more than a million dollars in security upgrades to the Jewish community.”
The Federation worked closely with the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office on the security effort.
Golden’s message to Republican naysayers: “Get on board.”
Monmouth Sheriff Shaun Golden is not letting up on his campaign to get Trenton to disburse the $.90 per month, per line, that we all pay on our cell and land line bills.
In case you missed it, Golden and the Monmouth County Freeholders held a press conference last week to highlight Trenton’s diversion of our fees, at the expense of public safety and in apparent violation to the federal “NET 911 Act of 2008.” Monmouth County’s leadership on the issue garnered significant media attention, including on both New York and Philadelphia local TV news stations.
Golden brought the issue to the attention of NJTV yesterday:
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened over the senseless tragedy in Dallas and prays for those brave officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, the officers who were severely wounded and their families.
These officers did what they were trained, and sworn to do, protect the public and preserve the peace, but five of them were gunned down by unspeakable violence.
We all must value human life, and by working together in establishing and promoting police and public partnerships, bridges of trust and cooperation can be built.
Please remember all the victims of the Dallas massacre as well as the participants in the peaceful demonstration, for what they saw and experienced will change their lives forever.
Monmouth County residents can sign up for the Special Needs Registry here.
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor and Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the Special Needs Registry
FREEHOLD — Authorities announced on Wednesday a countywide program aimed at equipping police officers with pertinent information about residents with special needs in their respective municipalities. The wide-ranging program is the first countywide effort in New Jersey and one of a few nationwide, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. It’s a joint effort between the… Read the rest of this entry »