Sheriff Golden, Freeholders, Call On Trenton To Stop Ripping Off 9-1-1 Fees

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Lillian Burry were joined by a bi-partisan group of municipal elected officials, as well as public safety officers, at the County Public Safety Center in Freehold this morning where they called upon Governor Phil Murphy and the State Legislature to restore the $.90 monthly tax on every cell phone line to its intended purpose…the funding of New Jersey’s 192 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs).

Golden said that Governor Murphy’s proposed state budget diverts $150 million away from critical 9-1-1 infrastructure spending. The Sheriff said that New Jersey is one of only four states throughout the nation that divert the monthly fee cell phone users pay into their general fund and neglect the life saving technology investments of PSAPs. “The money New Jersey collects exceeds that the of other three states combined,” he said.

Golden said that New Jersey’s PSAPs are using antiquated dial up modem technology to locate citizens in need of emergency assistance while smartphone users can locate their family members instantly with the FindAPhone app. “This is unacceptable, particularly for public safety,” Golden declared.

“This is a public safety issue, not a partisan issue,” both Sheriff Golden and Director Arnone said.

Deputy Director Burry spoke out against pending legislation that would increase the monthly 9-1-1 fee to $.99 without sending any of the money to the counties and municipalities for their 9-1-1 technology.

“Good government should be a three way partnership between the State, County and the municipalities,” Director Arnone said.  “In Monmouth County we have two of the three.”

“Governor Murphy is a Monmouth County resident,” Arnone continued. “He knows we are doing the right things here. We’re not asking him to give us money to plug a budget whole. We’re asking him, and the legislature to do the right thing.”

Posted: June 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

15 Comments on “Sheriff Golden, Freeholders, Call On Trenton To Stop Ripping Off 9-1-1 Fees”

  1. Will the Good Sheriff be there? said at 2:45 pm on June 18th, 2018:

    So if I refuse to pay my $0.90 on the grounds that the Governor of this state is misappropriating my funds, will the Good Sheriff be there to protect me when the tax man comes looking for me, over less $12/yr, at a cost of thousands?

    Didn’t think so, on the contrary, it’ll be Shaun’s guys knocking with their little piece of paper to illegally seize my private property and extort funds from me, to be misappropriated.

    This is no different than Shaun Golden not being there when Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik pushes his illegal tax evasion schemes in Marlboro (I hear now he’s pushing for an occupancy tax on hotels/motels “because we can!”) and just like he wasn’t there when “Trenton” passed unconstitutional laws further restricting the right of the people to bear arms, and it’ll be his guys, in their over the top wanna-be-military fatigues, enforcing those unconstitutional laws.

    All talk Shaun, do some things that really impact the people and the people might get on your side.

  2. @Will said at 6:08 pm on June 18th, 2018:

    You sound like bitter Jim Sage or someone who has been butt hurt.

  3. Marlboro Male said at 8:47 pm on June 18th, 2018:

    Agree @will. Not sure of his point. He takes a shot at the Sheriff taunting him to arrest him for not paying the 90 cents. How stupid. Don’t pay your whole bill and the phone company simy shuts off your service. That will show them. The sheriff’s point is that the $0.90 each month X tens of thousands of users adds up to millions of dollars that the knucklehead in Trenton is keeping to pee away on his outrageous campaign promises. That is something that Will and every other taxpayer should be livid about. Bad enough they charge the $0.90 but at least have it go to what it was intended for

  4. Interesting said at 2:38 pm on June 19th, 2018:

    that Shaun wasn’t even vocal about this issue until well into Christie’s second term when his approval rating was subterraneal. While I agree with him on this issue he should have been front and center with it years ago. Classic Jersey Pol, but hey at least he’s got an R to the right of his last name in parenthesis.

  5. Damn, said at 2:43 pm on June 19th, 2018:

    Mickey Donovan looks pissed that he’s not in his usual 2k Armani Collezioni get up lol.

  6. @ Damn said at 5:28 pm on June 19th, 2018:

    Is that all you got, an insult about Mickey? If so, Mickey’s got more character in one finger than you do.

  7. Remember, said at 8:46 pm on June 19th, 2018:

    Mickey was in the running in the group that resulted in Joe Oxley. Also, a distinguished cop, and “ jump- out boy,” who risked his life against the gangs..proud of that Neptune City/ Neptune guy!

  8. @ @ said at 8:52 am on June 20th, 2018:

    Saying someone wears expensive suits is a knock? Your reading and comprehension skills are atrocious.

  9. @ > @@ said at 10:54 am on June 20th, 2018:

    It was the tone and attitude and insults get you nowhere

  10. @ Cuck said at 5:36 pm on June 20th, 2018:

    I am so sorry you think I offended your blood relative. Have a blessed day, snowflake.

  11. @ Cuckoo said at 5:56 pm on June 20th, 2018:

    As I said, insults gets you nowhere other than to the gutter.

  12. @ You have to google what Cuck means said at 6:10 pm on June 20th, 2018:

    At least you used proper grammar and punctuation this time.

  13. @ You have said at 9:20 am on June 21st, 2018:

    OMG, you used the grammar police. OMG, the world is going to come to an end because someone used improper grammar on a post. The sky is falling, the sky is falling.

    And yes, I know what the word means. Give it a rest and go get a life.

  14. @ I'm still laughing said at 3:42 pm on June 21st, 2018:

    at your absolute ball lapping of the guy. He’s a nice dude and a sharp dresser, you acted like I said I defiled his wife in front of him. Take it easy, champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for awhile.

  15. Enough with the personal crap. said at 8:01 pm on June 21st, 2018:

    Let’s get back to the original premise: we simply need the money we have spent, to try and help people in emergencies of life. Let the crazy governor’s office know this, and others in positions of power, to get with it..