Tuesday, April 16, 2013
New text message tip line opened in Monmouth County
If you see it, text it. The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office today unveiled a new text message tip line, aimed at giving the public another avenue to help combat crime. Sheriff Shaun Golden at a conference today introduced MONTIPS, the agency’s newest text message tip line. Using the new system, anyone from anywhere can anonymously text in a tip to the Sheriff’s Office using their cell phone, Golden said. Anyone with a tip on a crime or suspicious activity can text “MONTIPS’’ and their specific tip to “67283.’’ The tips are anonymous and the phone number it came from is encrypted. “Through this technology, we’re hopeful that people throughout Monmouth County will utilize and seize this opportunity, particularly young adults and teenagers…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The VISCOMP Program assists in safety programs throughout the county.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, February 14
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden welcomed eleven new volunteers to VISCOMP (Volunteers In Sheriff’s Community Programs) at the Monmouth County Police Academy. The eleven volunteers graduated from the Sherrif’s Officer Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The graduates will now join 25 current members of the program, bringing the total volunteer force to 36. Since its inception on Feb. 13, 2009, volunteers have donated over 2,300 hours of service to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. They assist in various programs which include Ident Adult, Special Persons and Youth ID programs and the SEEK 9-1-1 (Sheriffs Emergency Education for Kids) program that teaches first graders the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency number. In …
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 arrested and charged a man in connection to 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 article, Patch reported that a bomb threat against the Courthouse came from a 9-1-1 call around 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. At 12:30 p.m. the Courthouse was evacuated and area K-9 explosives-detecting dogs were brought in to sweep the building. After a sweep of the building, no explosives were found, but due to the amount of time required for the sweep, the courthouse was closed down for the rest of the day. A press release from the Monmouth…
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 …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Residents can now learn more about an all natural hazards-mitigation plan for the county
Police departments across Monmouth County are looking to residents to update the all-natural hazards plan through an online survey. The plan is funded through a grant program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It outlines natural hazards specific to the Monmouth County area and a plan to deal with each one. "The primary hazard in Monmouth County is flooding, but other potential hazards to be analyzed include drought, extreme cold, extreme heat, snow, ice, hail, windstorms Nor’Easters, hurricanes, tropical storms and tornadoes, among others," according to a county news release. The survey helps the Office of Emergency Management assess the needs of the county and create a more comprehensive program for disasters such as flooding…
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 …
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 …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The free program offered to Monmouth County teenagers has grown exponentially since its inception in 1992.
The Monmouth County Police Academy’s Sheriff Youth Week program, in its 20th year, is training the largest class in its history. The 112 recruits are spending this week with Monmouth County police volunteers who are offering up their time to teach high school students about law enforcement through lessons, drills, exercise, and training akin to what would be expected at a police academy. The recruits arrive every morning at 7:45 a.m. for drill, engage in physical training every afternoon, and are taught about law enforcement in the interim. Some of the instruction they receive is about emergency management, crime scene investigation, gang awareness, firearms safety, information about corrections and parole, and an overview of various law …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Set to reopen for regular business Monday
After several employees in the Monmouth County Courthouse reported feeling ill on Friday the building will be cleaned over the weekend. The employees reportedly experienced a variety of symptoms including shortness of breath, nausea, chest pain, heart palpitation, rash and dizziness. A total of 17 employees reported feeling ill will working on the first floor of the west wing according to a press release from the county. Those who reported not feeling well received medical attention. Some were released from area hospitals including CentraState Medical Center or were undergoing evaluation. Sheriff Shaun Golden said the County Emergency Management and Health Department were charged with investigating the situation. Preliminary results of …