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Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Monmouth County: Sheriff Shaun Golden is reinforcing the message to prepare, plan, stay informed and get involved as National Preparedness Month gets underway. National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is an effort to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies. This year’s National Preparedness theme is: Prepared Not Scared.

“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with numerous agencies, prepares for emergencies such as natural disasters, active shooters, mass casualties and chemical threats throughout the year by conducting drills, training, tabletops exercises and educational programs,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden whose agency runs the Office of Emergency Management. “These types of training exercises are critical in ensuring that we can effectively and efficiently respond to crises situations. It’s vital the public plays a role as well by preparing, planning and staying informed.”

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Posted: September 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Sheriff Golden warns swimmers of the dangers of riptides

Labor Day weekend is projected to be beautiful. However, Jersey Shore beaches have been experiencing dangerous riptides recently.  This trend is expected to continue through the weekend.

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden recorded this video earlier this summer with Chief Lifeguard Tim  Harmon of Sea Girt to warn of the dangers of riptides and how to avoid a tragedy in the ocean.

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Posted: August 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizens Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini Academy

Sheriff Shaun Golden announced that enrollment is open for  the annual Citizens Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini Academy.

A prerequisite to the 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.

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Posted: August 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizens Police Academy/Law Enforcement Mini Academy

Safety Tips From The Sheriff

With tens thousands of Monmouth County residents expected to be without power for the rest of the week, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden’s Office has shared safety warnings for the use of generators and food safety tips for when the power comes back on.

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Posted: July 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Safety Tips From The Sheriff

110 Teens Complete 27th Annual Sheriff Youth Week

110 Monmouth County teenagers—potential future law enforcement officers–completed the 27th Annual Monmouth County Sheriff Youth Week last Friday during a graduation ceremony at the Police Academy in Freehold.

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Posted: July 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 110 Teens Complete 27th Annual Sheriff Youth Week

Golden Responds To AG’s ICE Letter

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden took a respectful tone in his response to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office strongly worded rebuke of his extending the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).

In a letter dated July 9 to Veronica Allende, Director of the Division of Criminal Justice in the AG’s Office, Golden promised to provide the information demanded in Allende’s letter of July 8 and enlisted the support of ICE to also provide information to the Attorney General’s Office.

Golden touted the success of Monmouth County’s 287 (g) agreement with ICE, which he said has been in  place since 2010 and is only instituted at the jail:

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Posted: July 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sheriff Golden Warns of Fireworks Danger

Sheriff Shaun Golden wants all to celebrate their patriotism with backyard barbecues, family gatherings as well as professional fireworks displays that will be taking place in Monmouth County, to mark the Fourth of July holiday.

During this celebration, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that fireworks are dangerous and illegal, with the exception of certain sparkling devices and novelty items, and should only be handled by the professionals. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, on average, 180 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Warns of Fireworks Danger

Sheriff Shaun Golden Announces New Crime Fighting K-9 Team

Mercer County: In the continuing effort to fight crime, Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce the newest team to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Sheriff’s Officer Doug Marino and K-9 Blue, a two year old Belgian Malinois, graduated from the New Jersey State Police K-9 Scent Class #34 on June 14, after 14 weeks of intense training in explosive detection.

“It’s an honor to welcome this highly trained K-9 team to our unit. S/O Marino and his partner Blue will prove to be a great asset to Monmouth County and local police departments,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “K-9 teams are extremely essential when it comes to bolstering homeland security capabilities by playing a vital role in protecting our county against criminal and terroristic threats, combatting the proliferation of drugs, as well as assisting in the apprehension of suspects.”

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Posted: June 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Shaun Golden Announces New Crime Fighting K-9 Team

Raymond Dothard Is Monmouth Dems Candidate For Sheriff

Raymond Dothard of Millstone is the Monmouth County Democrats endorsed candidate for Sheriff in the June 4 primary, MMM has learned.

Kevin Tuohy, the candidate who was endorsed at the Dems mini-convention earlier this month, has withdrawn for health reasons.

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Posted: March 27th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Middletown Mayor: If Pot Is Legalized, It Should Be Regulated Like Alcohol

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry

Middletown Mayor Tony Perry says that if recreational marijuana is to become legal in New Jersey, that its retail sale of should be regulated like alcohol is regulated…with municipalities selling licenses and conducting background checks on the sellers.

The legislation currently under consideration in Trenton, and reportedly agreed upon by Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin amounts to an unfunded burden upon local governments, Perry said in a letter to Buena Vista Mayor Chuck Chiarello, President of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, with copies sent to the 13th District legislators; Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywomen Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso, as well as Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Freeholder Director Tom Arnone.

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Posted: March 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »