Saturday, May 11, 2013
High School-aged students may apply for the free, week-long program
Applications are currently being accepted for the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Youth Week program. The 21st annual program, open to high school-aged students, aims to give participants the opportunity to explore interests in law enforcement through police academy-style training and instructional sessions by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The free program is scheduled to be held July 8-12. The deadline for application is June 7. “Recruits” report daily by 7:45 AM with the day ending at 4:00 PM. Each day is filled with academic instruction as well as drill, physical training and ceremonies. Sheriff Youth Week concludes with a formal graduation ceremony on Friday with parents and friends encouraged to attend, …
Wednesday, April 17, 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 Shawn 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 …
Friday, February 1, 2013
New Jersey law enforcement and school officials attended the seminar at the Monmouth County Police Academy.
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Friday, February 1
Over 200 New Jersey school officials and members of law enforcement came to the Monmouth County Police Academy earlier this week, for a seminar on school violence. Tonya DeSa, Special Agent of the FBI and Coordinator of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime presented the seminar “Identifying the Warning Signs of School Violence”. The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office sponsored the event, which comes on the heels of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. “The safety and security of our children remains a top priority,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “The vital information taken from this seminar, and, applied by members of law enforcement and school administrators, can help keep children out of harm’s way, while at school.” …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Attendees heard from the fraud inspector from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Document Fraud Unit.
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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 …
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 …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Police found several rifles in a Tree Haven I apartment on Ravine Drive Sunday night after a resident barricaded inside surrendered to police without incident.
Several rifles and a handgun were recovered from an apartment on Ravine Drive in Matawan Sunday night after a man barricaded inside of his Tree Haven I home surrendered to police, according to Lt. Ben Smith. At about 6:15 p.m., the Matawan Borough Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call at the Tree Haven I apartment complex. When officers arrived on the scene, they found that a resident of the complex, later identified as James Weirzbicky, was in possession of a gun and had locked himself inside of his apartment, Smith said. Weirzbicky's wife and a child had already exited the apartment when police arrived and there were no hostages in the apartment, Smith said. Police evacuated the area and closed Ravine Drive from the intersection …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Local and county police closed Ravine Drive from Matawan Road to Middlesex Road during the incident.
This story was updated with additional information at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. A man with a gun barricaded in his Tree Haven apartment on Ravine Drive in Matawan turned himself into police without incident at about 9:40 p.m., according to Lt. Ben Smith. The Monmouth County Emergency Responce Team (MOCERT), a team of specially trained tactical officers that operates under the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, responded to the scene to assist in negotiating with the man. There were no hostages in the apartment during negotiations, Smith said. Ravine Drive was closed during the incident, which began around 6:30 p.m., from the intersection of Matawan Avenue to the intersection of Middlesex Road. The Matawan Borough Police, 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 in Freehold.
If you are unable to make Operation Take Back in Aberdeen on Saturday, you can still safely and privately drop off your unwanted medications at a permanent drug drop box recently installed at the Monmouth County' Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff’s Office held a press 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 of prescription drug addiction. “This is part of a state wide effort to take back New Jersey,” said Monmouth County …