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: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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: , , , , , | No Comments »

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

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 »

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

Law Enforcement Lines Up For Golden

img_2358-578x640Using the superlatives “ultimate”, “innovator,” “revolutionary,” and “extraordinary,” Monmouth County and State Law Enforcement associations lined up to endorse Sheriff Shaun Golden for a third full term leading the County’s law enforcement and emergency management operations.

The State P.B.A., the Monmouth County Conference of P.B.A. Delegates, P.B.A. Local #314 (Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers)and P.B.A Local #240 (Monmouth County’s Correction Officers) each cited Golden’s extensive law enforcement and EMS background, his leadership and his embrace of advanced technology to increase the effectiveness and cost efficiency of his Office as reasons to keep him on the job.

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Posted: November 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Law Enforcement Lines Up For Golden

Sheriff Golden Endorsed By Three FOP Organizations

Sheriff Shaun Golden, left, confers with OEM Coordinator Michael Oppegaard during preparations prior to Superstorm Sandy. MMM file photo

Sheriff Shaun Golden, left, confers with OEM Coordinator Michael Oppegaard during preparations prior to Superstorm Sandy. MMM file photo

Three Fraternal Order of Police lodges, the New Jersey State FOP and Locals #121, the Monmouth County Superior Law Enforcement Officers and Local #30, the Monmouth County Superior Corrections Officers, announced their endorsements of Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden on Thursday afternoon, November 3.

Golden has been Monmouth County’s Sheriff in 2010 when Governor Chris Christie appointed him to fill the vacancy created by Kim Guadagno becoming Lt. Governor.  He was elected to three year terms in November of 2010 and 2013 and is seeking a third term on Election Day, November 8.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Endorsed By Three FOP Organizations