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Golden: Open the damn parks

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, in a facebook post on Tuesday evening, emphatically called upon Governor Phil Murphy to allow County officials to open the parks in their jurisdictions throughout New Jersey.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Golden slams Murphy Administration, media, over prisoner release

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden reacted to the news that the New Jersey Department of Corrections approved the furlough 50 state prisoners over the weekend with an impassioned post on facebook in which he thanked the New Jersey’s corrections officers and apologies to the victims of the criminals being send home.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Golden: Our veterans deserve better

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is upset about the care that military veterans are getting and and the attention that the media is giving to the plight of inmates in State and County prisons compared to the sparse coverage the media is giving convalescing vets in state run homes.

“This is shameful,” Golden said of reports that the high rate of mortality at New Jersey’s veterans homes since the COVID-19 pandemic broke. “We hear more about our inmates than our veterans. Everyday I receive calls from reporters on the status of inmates and there is blanket coverage on those in the jail, yet there’s sparse coverage on our veterans.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Golden: Our veterans deserve better

Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Monmouth County: Sheriff Shaun Golden is reinforcing the message to prepare, plan, stay informed and get involved as National Preparedness Month gets underway. National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is an effort to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies. This year’s National Preparedness theme is: Prepared Not Scared.

“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with numerous agencies, prepares for emergencies such as natural disasters, active shooters, mass casualties and chemical threats throughout the year by conducting drills, training, tabletops exercises and educational programs,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden whose agency runs the Office of Emergency Management. “These types of training exercises are critical in ensuring that we can effectively and efficiently respond to crises situations. It’s vital the public plays a role as well by preparing, planning and staying informed.”

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Posted: September 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden Kicks Off National Preparedness Month With Safety Tips

Golden Responds To AG’s ICE Letter

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden took a respectful tone in his response to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office strongly worded rebuke of his extending the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).

In a letter dated July 9 to Veronica Allende, Director of the Division of Criminal Justice in the AG’s Office, Golden promised to provide the information demanded in Allende’s letter of July 8 and enlisted the support of ICE to also provide information to the Attorney General’s Office.

Golden touted the success of Monmouth County’s 287 (g) agreement with ICE, which he said has been in  place since 2010 and is only instituted at the jail:

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Posted: July 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Sheriff Golden signed 10 year deal with ICE

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden quietly extended the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on March 8, 2019, apparently in defiance of the Murphy Administration’s Sanctuary State Policies as implemented by State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s Immigration Trust Directive.

Golden’s agreement with ICE, and that of Cape May County Sheriff Robert A. Nolan, were reported last night by NJ.com.

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Posted: July 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Immigration, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Sheriff Golden: Murphy’s Pot Bill Is Dangerous Money Grab That Disregards Impact On Local Communities

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issued a statement today condemning the Trenton Democrats’ marijuana legislation as “poorly written policy by the Democratic majority” “that is aimed at grabbing tax dollars without any regard on the impacts on our local communities!”

Sheriff Golden, also the Monmouth County Republican Chairman, issued his statement in a email to Monmouth Republican elected officials and party leaders.

Golden said the legislation would allow more pots shops than coffee shops in New Jersey and does not provide for licensing of retail establishments or background checks of retailers by law enforcement officers, as liquor licenses require.  He cited published reports that indicate that legal marijuana in other jurisdictions have increased minority arrests and incarceration and increased motor vehicle collisions and fatalities.

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Posted: March 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

A Golden Night in January

The 2019 Monmouth County social and political season kicked off on Friday as over 900 of Shaun Golden’s family and friends from the law enforcement, government and political communities throughout the State of New Jersey showed up at Eagle Oaks Golf and County Club in Howell on Friday night to celebrate the Sheriff/Chairman’s 8th Annual Starry Night Winter Gala.

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Posted: January 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on A Golden Night in January

Golden Slams O’Scanlon’s Marijuana Effort

In a rare public disagreement among Monmouth County Republicans, Sheriff Shaun Golden, the Party Chairman, slammed Senator Declan O’Scanlon’s effort to win fiscal and public safety reforms from Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney in exchange for three Republican votes in the Senate to legalize recreational marijuana.

Golden took to twitter last night, calling the the proposal “typical Trenton”

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Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Golden: Don’t use law enforcement to pursue marijuana agenda

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issued a sharp criticism of Jersey City’s decision to unilaterally decriminalize marijuana possession last night via twitter:

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Posted: July 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey City, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden, Steve Fulop | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »