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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: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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 »

Monmouth County Officials Urge Caution During The Storm

The Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering has prepared the 1000 lane miles of County roads for the 2-4 inches of snow expected today, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said in an announcement.

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Posted: February 20th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth County Officials Urge Caution During The Storm

Scharfenberger to run for Assembly

Gerry Scharfenberger

MMM has learned that Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger will seek the Republican nomination for State Assembly in the 13th legislative district for the seat currently held by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.  Handlin announced last fall that she will not seek reelection.

Scharfenberger is expected to join Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso on the top the the ballot in LD 13 in the June 4 primary and the November 5 general election.  DiMaso filed her petition for the nomination last week.

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Posted: February 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Golden: No one will be left out in the cold

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced that a Code Blue Alert has been issued  in the County as extremely low temperatures and dangerously high winds are forecast.  The Code Blue Alert is in effect starting on Sunday, January 20 at 6:00 a.m and extends through 8:00 a.m on Wednesday January 23.

“Our number one priority is to ensure the safety of all Monmouth County residents throughout this Code Blue Alert and always,” said Sheriff Golden, whose agency oversees the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management. “The necessary plans, procedures and resources are in place to address any emergency situation that is elevated to the level of needing county assistance.”

Residents in need of a warming center are advised to contact their local police department.  The municipality will then coordinate assistance with the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Golden: No one will be left out in the cold

Golden Slams O’Scanlon’s Marijuana Effort

In a rare public disagreement among Monmouth County Republicans, Sheriff Shaun Golden, the Party Chairman, slammed Senator Declan O’Scanlon’s effort to win fiscal and public safety reforms from Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney in exchange for three Republican votes in the Senate to legalize recreational marijuana.

Golden took to twitter last night, calling the the proposal “typical Trenton”

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Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »