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

140 Teens Graduate From Sheriff Youth Week

Sheriff Youth WeekMonmouth County’s Sheriff Youth Week is no ordinary summer camp.

For one week each summer, Monmouth County high school students with an interest in law enforcement receive intensive and rigorous police academy type of training.

Last Friday, at the conclusion of this summer’s Sheriff Youth Week, Sheriff Shaun Golden presented 140 graduates certificates recognizing their successful completion of the program which is based out of the Monmouth County Police Academy and provides high school aged students a unique opportunity to explore interests in law enforcement through police academy style training, exercise programs and instructional sessions.

“I’m proud of the entire Sheriff Youth Week class for staying the course and commend them for completing this intensive week of law enforcement training,” said Golden. “The program provides the graduates with an opportunity to explore the realm of possibilities of a career in law enforcement.”

Each day began with drill and ended with exercise. During the week, the class learned about various law enforcement topics and agencies. An overview of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division, the 9-1-1 Communications Division and the Monmouth County Correctional Division was provided.

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Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on 140 Teens Graduate From Sheriff Youth Week

Sheriff’s Office Launches Updated Website

www.monmouthsheriff.orgThe Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office announced the launch of its of its new and very improved website today.  Check it out at www.monmouthsheriff.org

The website, which was produced in-house by the Sheriff’s Information Technology Department, is equipped with the latest web design technology, enabling users to easily interact from all of their devices..phones, tablets and desktop computers.

“The sheriff’s office newly redesigned website increases our contact with the residents by providing them with a wealth of public safety resources in a fast and efficient manner,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “It includes valuable and real time information and those who visit the website will find it easier to navigate and more user friendly.”

All of the sheriff’s office divisions are highlighted on the website which includes Law Enforcement, Communications, Special Operations and Corrections, along with the Office of Emergency Management, community outreach programs and an archive of current and past news releases.

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Posted: June 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Buckle Up or Pay Up

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Wear your seat belts, Monmouth County drivers. Sheriff Shaun Golden is sending reinforcements to police departments throughout the county as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.  The seat belt enforcement program provided through a grant by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety kicks off on Monday, May 18, and runs through Sunday, May 31.

“I’m proud that the sheriff’s office has been selected once again to participate in such a lifesaving program,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “The main focus of these patrols and checkpoints, which will be conducted throughout Monmouth County, is to issue summonses to motorists and front and rear passengers, who are not complying with the state’s seat belt laws and to raise awareness on how vital it is to buckle up.”

According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, the front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey currently stands at 87.59%. The goal for this year’s campaign is to increase the statewide rate to 90%.

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Posted: May 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »