Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is the chief executive of the 609 member, $67 million agency which consists of three divisions: law enforcement, communications and corrections. Prior to his appointment, Golden served in the role of undersheriff where he ran the Monmouth County Regional 9-1-1 Communications Center and the operations of communications and computer networking equipment for county and municipal agencies. He has been instrumental in promoting and implementing shared services with towns at cost savings measures through the 9-1-1 Communications Center.
Sheriff Golden is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and brings with him a wealth of experience in law enforcement and public administration. He was a career law enforcement officer for 18 years, starting out as a police officer with the Colts Neck Police Department, before moving on to the Toms River Police Department in that same capacity. Golden worked as a certified paramedic for MONOC, serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He holds a master’s degree in administration from Seton Hall University, is a NJ Certified Public Manager and an adjunct professor at Monmouth University with the Department of Political Science and Public Policy.