New Jersey’s top law enforcement official said Friday the state “will never tolerate the types of police practices” that resulted in the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man whose death in police custody ignited protests nationwide.
State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement he was “horrified by the footage of Mr. Floyd’s death,” and the recent arrest of the former officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck was “an important first step in the search for justice.”
The comments came the evening before a planned protest in Newark over Floyd’s death.
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issued a sharp criticism of Jersey City’s decision to unilaterally decriminalize marijuana possession last night via twitter:
Dangerous 4 Law Enforcement-At what point do cities/towns arbitrarily NOT enforce other state laws? Controlling what the PDs can/cannot enforce is a dangerous course action. If you disagree with the law-change it, Stop using LE to pursue agenda. @MichaelAronNJTV@NJSPBA@njfophttps://t.co/Od0lW9s4z7
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers deployed in the criminal fugitive warrants section of the Law Enforcement Division were equipped with body worn cameras, effective today, Sheriff Shaun Golden announced. The Sheriff’s Office joins 17 other law enforcement agencies throughout Monmouth County that are equipped with the cameras purchased through a grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Department of Law and Public Safety and administered by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
“These body worn cameras will build upon the public trust that sheriff’s officers and our partners in law enforcement have in communities, and, enhance the safety of the residents we serve throughout Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Golden. “In addition to the BWC’s being able to hold all accountable at a scene, they can also help capture quality evidence, recognize officer behavior and decrease complaints filed against members of law enforcement.”
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon that allows New Jersey’s Law Enforcement Agencies to purchase firearms directly from manufacturers was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie yesterday. The legislation clarifies that agencies are not required to have permits or firearms identification cards to purchase guns.
The bill (S2337/A3985) was prompted by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ recent misinterpreted a state regulation so that law enforcement agencies are only permitted to purchase firearms for police officers through a licensed dealer.
Using the superlatives “ultimate”, “innovator,” “revolutionary,” and “extraordinary,” Monmouth County and State Law Enforcement associations lined up to endorse Sheriff Shaun Golden for a third full term leading the County’s law enforcement and emergency management operations.
The State P.B.A., the Monmouth County Conference of P.B.A. Delegates, P.B.A. Local #314 (Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers)and P.B.A Local #240 (Monmouth County’s Correction Officers) each cited Golden’s extensive law enforcement and EMS background, his leadership and his embrace of advanced technology to increase the effectiveness and cost efficiency of his Office as reasons to keep him on the job.
One tragic thing occurred and one tragic fact was laid bare as a result of the the Princeton professor’s arrest and subsequent saga that ended yesterday with her quietly paying her fines. She both succeeded in cheapening future legitimate charges of racism, and highlighting the deterioration of societies opinion of our cops. Specifically she attempted to ameliorate her humiliation not through accountability but by blatantly fabricating mistreatment by police officers – while invoking the charge of racial motivation. Both the dishonest act itself, and the ease with which the charge might have been accepted as legitimate – had there not been incontrovertible evidence proving otherwise – are tragic. Read the rest of this entry »
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office announced the launch of its of its new and very improved website today. Check it out at www.monmouthsheriff.org
The website, which was produced in-house by the Sheriff’s Information Technology Department, is equipped with the latest web design technology, enabling users to easily interact from all of their devices..phones, tablets and desktop computers.
“The sheriff’s office newly redesigned website increases our contact with the residents by providing them with a wealth of public safety resources in a fast and efficient manner,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “It includes valuable and real time information and those who visit the website will find it easier to navigate and more user friendly.”
All of the sheriff’s office divisions are highlighted on the website which includes Law Enforcement, Communications, Special Operations and Corrections, along with the Office of Emergency Management, community outreach programs and an archive of current and past news releases.
NEPTUNE – Members of law enforcement from across the state gathered Tuesday at The Great Auditorium to honor and remember five officers who died in the line of duty over the past year. During the ceremony, acting state Attorney General John Jay Hoffman said that while his heart was heavy with the loss of the officers,… Read the rest of this entry »
President Barack Obama in his speech in Camden Monday touched on four main points, or reforms, he said are needed nationwide. Covering issues including police engagement, crime, youth and students, and the community, the president noted the city’s recent progress stating, “If it’s working here, it can work anywhere.” The cops Obama spoke about Camden County… Read the rest of this entry »