Homeland Security awards grants to local Jewish organizations

Jewish Federation

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.

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Posted: July 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Press Release, Shaun Golden, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Golden keeps up the campaign for honest disbursement of 9-1-1 fees

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:


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Posted: July 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Sheriff Golden’s Statement On Dallas Tragedy

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

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.

God bless and watch over our first responders.

Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth County authorities launch countywide special needs registry, first in the state

 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

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 »

Posted: April 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Freehold Bomb Threat Was Domestic Terrorism Hoax

Bomb-scare2Monmouth County authorities arrested Jessee Carroll, 22, of Middletown on Friday and charged him with making bomb threats at the AMC theater complex at Freehold Raceway Mall on Monday December 14 and again on Friday the 18th.

Carroll is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $200,000 bail with no 10% option as set by Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.  Should he make bail, Carroll is ordered not to return to the scene of the crime or any other movie theaters.

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Posted: December 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Freehold Bomb Threat Was Domestic Terrorism Hoax

Police Recruits Graduate, Embark on a Career in Law Enforcement

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Sheriff Shaun Golden salutes a new policewoman

Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce the graduation of 68 newly sworn in law enforcement officers from the Monmouth County Police Academy.  On Dec. 17 recruits from the 89th Basic Course for Police Officers received their police training commission certifications during a ceremony at Neptune High School’s Performing Arts Center.

“By successfully completing this training, these fine men and women have demonstrated their commitment to law enforcement,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden.  “That is a great privilege, since there is no higher responsibility, than maintaining public safety. I’m proud of their accomplishments and commend all for a job well done.”

The Basic Course for Police Officers is a 20 week program with 780 hours of training. The class is run through the Monmouth County Police Academy and upon completion the officers are well trained and well prepared to serve their respective law enforcement agencies.

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Posted: December 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Police Recruits Graduate, Embark on a Career in Law Enforcement

Cantor seeks to unseat Golden as Monmouth County Sheriff

1606336_465970393508398_1875961369_oMarlboro Councilman Jeff Cantor announced this morning that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Monmouth County Sheriff in 2016.

A Colonel in the U.S, Army Reserves, Cantor cited his military experience in intelligence, emergency management and anti-terrorism as reasons he could do “a tremendous job” as sheriff in a phone interview with MMM.

Cantor has served on the Marlboro Council since 2004, including while deployed on active duty overseas. During his deployments, he participated in Council meetings via telephone.  He told MMM that he doesn’t think he will be deployed in the next two years before he retires from the military, “but it depends on what happens in Syria.”

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Posted: December 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 11 Comments »

Golden: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

As summer is coming to a close, law enforcement throughout Monmouth County is participating in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign lead by the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety, according to Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden.

The campaign to crack down on drunk driving started last Friday and extends through Labor Day, September 7.

“We want everyone to enjoy the remainder of the summer, but, if you are going to drink, don’t drive, it’s as simple as that,” said Golden. “Law enforcement will be out in full force and on the lookout for drunk drivers.”

In an effort to avoid presenting a danger to yourself or others, it’s important to follow these safety tips:

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Posted: August 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Golden: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Mobile County Connection To Visit Middletown On Tuesday, August 18

Mobile County ConnectionAfter a successful debut in Howell last week, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters are bringing the Mobile County Connection to the Middletown Library on Tuesday from 10 am till 1 p.m.

The Mobile County Connection office is housed in a large mobile command center.

This is a great opportunity for Middletown area residents who need to renew or apply for their passports, want to update their voting records, need notary services or have questions about wills, estates and guardianship/adoptions to avoid the trek to Freehold or Neptune.

Sheriff’s Officers will be offering Youth and Ident-Adult Identification Cards and information on the proper installation of child safety seats, along with other agency services.  Unarmed fugitives can surrender to Golden if there are no kids around.

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Posted: August 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mobile County Connection To Visit Middletown On Tuesday, August 18

19th Annual Citizen Police Academy

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Applications are now being accepted to the 19th Annual Monmouth County Citizen Police Academy, Sheriff Shaun Golden announced this morning.

A prerequisite for participating in VISCOMP (Volunteers in Sheriff’s Community Programs), the course is designed to foster and promote an understanding by citizens in Monmouth County of the services offered and challenges facing the law enforcement agencies in the county. It is envisioned that graduates of the Citizen Police Academy will gain awareness and appreciation of the services provided by these agencies and will become “goodwill ambassadors” for the law enforcement and public safety community.

The course consists of six sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, starting on September 22 and concluding with graduation on October 27th. The 12-hour block of instruction designed to give attendees an overview of law enforcement services in Monmouth County and features presentations by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Posted: July 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 19th Annual Citizen Police Academy