Friday, May 3, 2013
County Sheriff, United Way, coordinating
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, May 3
Volunteers are needed to help staff emergency shelters when a disaster strikes in Monmouth County. The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office released the following information concerning the recruit of its volunteers: The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Office of Emergency Management and the United Way of Monmouth have launched a recruiting campaign that is seeking volunteers to assist in the staffing of evacuation shelters during emergencies. This program is being conducted through a Memorandum of Understanding that was entered into by both agencies in August of 2012 in an effort to increasingly engage other Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD's) into the County Emergency Operations Plan. The concept of this proactive initiative…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Attendees heard from the fraud inspector from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Document Fraud Unit.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, January 27
Advanced technology has made it more difficult to detect fraudulent documents such as phony driver’s licenses, social security cards or green cards in recent years. In an effort to create awareness of the growing problem, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office sponsored a Document Fraud Seminar at the Monmouth County Connection in Neptune Township. “Document fraud is a serious crime and can be a threat to public safety,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Gaining insightful information at this type of seminar creates awareness and helps law enforcement spot a fraudulent document sooner, rather than later.” A document fraud inspector of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Document Fraud Unit conducted the event, which was held on Wednesday, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bomb threat took place on Oct. 25 and caused courthouse to be evacuated.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a man in connection with the Oct. 25 bomb threat against the Monmouth County Courthouse. Ellis W. Goodson, 35, allegedly made a 9-1-1 call on Thursday, Oct. 25 and warned that a bombing would take place at the courthouse that day. In a previous story, Patch had reported that a bomb threat against the courthouse came from a 9-1-1 call at about 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. At that time, the courthouse was evacuated and area K-9 explosives-detecting dogs were brought in to sweep the building. After the building sweep, no explosives were found, but due to the amount of time required for the investigation, the courthouse was closed for the rest of the day. An investigation led by …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
County urges residents to get ready before inclement weather
The brunt of Hurricane Sandy is not forecasted to affect the local area until late Sunday night into Monday morning. Before then, Monmouth County officials are asking residents to do all their preparation so they are ready for what figures to be extended periods of strong winds and heavy rain. Getting prepared includes having things ready for people of all ages from children to senior citizens as well as making plans for pets if an evacuation becomes necessary. "We are asking all residents to take this weekend to prepare, plan and stay informed," said Freeholder Director John P. Curley. "County staff is working to make sure that we are prepared and can respond effectively, we ask that residents do the same." Sheriff Shaun Golden said in …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rosemarie D. Peters and Shaun Golden named to Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey
Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters and Sheriff Shaun Golden have been named President and Vice President, respectively, of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey(COANJ) according to a news release from the county. Golden, a Howell resident, was elected sheriff in 2011 after replacing current Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno when she left for the post in Trenton. Peters is in her sixth year as surrogate and also has been named the Judiciary-Surrogate Liaison Committee for the New Jersey Supreme Court. She also served on the Middletown Township Committee as a committeewoman, deputy mayor and mayor. Peters served as the vice president of the COANJ this year while Golden served as its secretary. The membership of the …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The first permanent drug drop box in Monmouth County will be located in the lobby of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.
Monmouth County is taking a stand against prescription drug use with the first ever permanent drug drop box. Instead of Monmouth County residents waiting for their local municipalities to hold “operation take backs,” Freehold now has a permanent place for all Monmouth County residents to safely dispose of their unused medications. The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference on Tuesday to introduce the drop box and announce drug programs local organizations in the county are working on. With numerous elected officials and professionals in the addiction field behind him, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden mentioned devastating statistics and explained how important it is for parents to educate their children on the dangers …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Applicants can not have a criminal record and be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for the Monmouth County Citizen Police Academy.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced applications are now being accepted for enrollment in the 16th Annual Citizen Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy is a 12-hour block of instruction designed to give attendees an overview of law enforcement services in Monmouth County. The instruction features presentations by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The course consists of six sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Monmouth County Police Academy in Freehold. The course is also the prerequisite for becoming a member of the VISCOMP Volunteer Program. To apply for the Citizen Police Academy, applicants can not have a criminal record and must be at least 18-years-old. The …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A Red Bank man appeared in court Wednesday on allegations he fled from Sheriff's officers.
A Red Bank man appeared in Monmouth County Superior Court Wednesday on allegations that he jumped out of a second floor window to avoid Monmouth County Sheriff's officers who were there to arrest him. According to a police report, Kareem Smith, of 187 W. Front Street, fled from law enforcement officials on Aug. 20 after failing to appear in court for a recent sentencing. While serving a warrant, sheriff's officers said Smith jumped out of a window of his second floor home and onto the street where he fled on foot. He was eventually arrested. Smith was remanded to Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $10,000 bail with no 10 percent option. Bail was requested, according to the report, based on Smith's criminal record and history of …