Thursday, February 14, 2013
The VISCOMP Program assists in safety programs throughout the county.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, February 14
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden welcomed eleven new volunteers to VISCOMP (Volunteers In Sheriff’s Community Programs) at the Monmouth County Police Academy. The eleven volunteers graduated from the Sherrif’s Officer Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The graduates will now join 25 current members of the program, bringing the total volunteer force to 36. Since its inception on Feb. 13, 2009, volunteers have donated over 2,300 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 …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Attendees heard from the fraud inspector from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Document Fraud Unit.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, January 27
Advanced technology has made it more difficult to detect fraudulent documents such as phony driver’s licenses, social security cards or green cards in recent years. In an effort to create awareness of the growing problem, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office sponsored a Document Fraud Seminar at the Monmouth County Connection in Neptune Township. “Document fraud is a serious crime and can be a threat to public safety,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Gaining insightful information at this type of seminar creates awareness and helps law enforcement spot a fraudulent document sooner, rather than later.” A document fraud inspector of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Document Fraud Unit conducted the event, which was held on Wednesday, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bomb threat took place on Oct. 25 and caused courthouse to be evacuated.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a man in connection with the Oct. 25 bomb threat against the Monmouth County Courthouse. Ellis W. Goodson, 35, allegedly made a 9-1-1 call on Thursday, Oct. 25 and warned that a bombing would take place at the courthouse that day. In a previous story, Patch had reported that a bomb threat against the courthouse came from a 9-1-1 call at about 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. At that time, the courthouse was evacuated and area K-9 explosives-detecting dogs were brought in to sweep the building. After the building sweep, no explosives were found, but due to the amount of time required for the investigation, the courthouse was closed for the rest of the day. An investigation led by …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
County urges residents to get ready before inclement weather
The brunt of Hurricane Sandy is not forecasted to affect the local area until late Sunday night into Monday morning. Before then, Monmouth County officials are asking residents to do all their preparation so they are ready for what figures to be extended periods of strong winds and heavy rain. Getting prepared includes having things ready for people of all ages from children to senior citizens as well as making plans for pets if an evacuation becomes necessary. "We are asking all residents to take this weekend to prepare, plan and stay informed," said Freeholder Director John P. Curley. "County staff is working to make sure that we are prepared and can respond effectively, we ask that residents do the same." Sheriff Shaun Golden said in …