MONMOUTH COUNTY – Sheriff Shaun Golden of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office of New Jersey (MCSONJ) recently became a recipient of the prestigious Outstanding 911 Call Center/Program Award. On Feb. 14, Sheriff Golden traveled to Washington, DC to receive the award.
The Outstanding 911 Call Center/Program Award was presented to Golden by the NG911 Institute, which is a nonprofit that promotes the advancement of 911 services. The award recognized the MCSONJ 911 Communication Center’s commitment to provide high-level emergency services, some of the best in the country.
“Thank you to the NG911 Institute for recognizing the efforts and results of our great team at the Monmouth County 911 Communications Center,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “A special acknowledgement to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and to all of our partners we serve under shared services agreements. It is their vision and cooperation that allows us to save lives with the most effective and efficient technology being deployed by the best trained operators in the world, while saving tax payers millions of dollars annually.”
The award aims to recognize those that achieve excellence in 911 services. Staffed with 114 public safety telecommunicators, the MCSONJ 911 Communications Center answers 911 calls for 47 municipalities, Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University, and Naval Weapons Station Earle. The center also provides dispatch services for 22 police departments, 69 fire companies, and 37 first aid squads.
The Center is considered a state of the art communications center and a model for others statewide. It also houses an interoperability network system, which allows all county and local first responders to communicate with each other during large-scale incidents.
“It was a privilege to nominate Sheriff Golden and the Monmouth County 911 Center as one of the Outstanding 911 centers in the country. The NG911 Institute could not have picked a more deserving center to receive the award,” said Robert Ivanoff, President, New Jersey Wireless Association. “I was honored to be part of the ceremony and congratulate Sheriff Golden and his team on receiving this prestigious award.”
“I am so proud of Monmouth County’s 911 call center for being a top center in the country for serving our communities with excellence in their moments of greatest need,” said Rep. Chris Smith, 4th Congressional District.
The award was presented to Sheriff Golden by Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, Federal Communications Commission, Rep. Chris Smith and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. at the Rayburn Office Building in Washington, DC.