Freehold: Shaun Golden was honored to be sworn in as the Monmouth County Sheriff for a fourth, three-year term, by Honorable Joseph W. Oxley, Monmouth County Superior Court, on Jan. 7, during the Board of Chosen Freeholders Reorganization Meeting at Biotechnology High School.
Sheriff Golden leads the 609 officers and employees dedicated to serving the public safety needs in Monmouth County through the Law Enforcement, Communications, Corrections, Civil Process and Special Operations Divisions of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.
“It is an honor to have been re-elected to a fourth term as Monmouth County Sheriff and I thank the residents for their support,” said Sheriff Golden. “It’s my privilege and duty to continue to serve all who live, work or visit this great county, in the safest, most effective and efficient manner for another three years.”
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office serves as a statewide model through Sheriff Golden’s strong leadership skills, commitment to public safety initiatives and innovative approaches. He leads the way in the fight against drug abuse and has an integral role in prevention through programs and services the agency provides.
The sheriff has bolstered homeland security issues and counterterrorism efforts with state, county and local law enforcement agencies, to maintain the safety and security of residents and visitors throughout Monmouth County. He continues to address the issue of school violence with consistent active shooter drills and training, and, gang activity through gang awareness prevention.
The sheriff is active in assisting veterans by providing them access to needed services and training programs. He is an advocate for the special needs community by implementing and developing programs for families of children with autism and special needs residents, as well as training members of law enforcement how to respond to situations involving special needs individuals.
In addition, the sheriff has been recognized for his extensive public safety outreach programs for seniors and children, which are a costs savings to communities, and, he has taken effective steps to cut spending throughout the agency. Through Sheriff Golden’s advanced technological strategies, he has enabled first responders to operate at a higher level with enhanced, efficient and effective services. Furthermore, Monmouth County is in the forefront of emergency services. The Office of Emergency Management leads the way in emergency and disaster response and the 911 communications center provides the most exceptional emergency services through the dedication, hard work and intense training of public safety telecommunicators.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is the only law enforcement agency in New Jersey with accreditations in all five areas of operation, which include law enforcement, communications, corrections, correctional healthcare and public safety training of the Monmouth County Police Academy.
“These accomplishments have been made through the dedicated efforts of my employees from all divisions, who faithfully serve the people of Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Golden.
“Public safety, the fight against drug abuse, homeland security, assisting our special needs community, among other important initiatives will remain our main focus, as we move forward into the next three years.”
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