VOLUNTEERS JOIN SHERIFF’S VISCOMP PROGRAM
Freehold, New Jersey. Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden welcomed eleven new volunteers to the VISCOMP (Volunteers In Sheriff’s Community Programs) at the Monmouth County Police Academy on Tuesday evening, February 12th. All are graduates of the Sheriff’s Office Citizen Police Academy. They join twenty-five current members of the program bringing the total volunteer force to thirty-six.
Since its inception on February 13, 2009, volunteers have donated over 2300 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 addition, they volunteer at Sheriff’s Office programs at community fairs, the Sheriff Youth Week program each July, Clean Community Projects and assist with data processing in the Sheriff’s Office. Many of the VISCOMP volunteers also help in various roles with the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management and served during Superstorm Sandy.
All VISCOMP volunteers are required to attend and graduate from the Sheriff’s Citizen Police Academy held every autumn, one night a week for seven consecutive weeks, at the Monmouth County Police Academy.