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Monmouth County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Shaun Golden
Springsteen Concert at Convention in Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2002, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit conducted sweeps with explosive detection dogs. A gentleman approached one of the Sheriff’s Officers handling an explosive detection dog and engaged him in conversation. This gentleman was interested in the Canine Unit, the training required, and the many ways in which the Canine Unit was used for public safety with explosive detection, narcotic detection and patrol functions.
Several weeks after the encounter, this gentleman, contacted the Sheriff’s Office and donated a new Hummer H-2 for the Canine Unit including all required public safety equipment. In December, 2002, a 2003 Hummer H-2 was put into service as a canine vehicle.
Hummer faithfully served the Sheriff’s Office until 2012. With nine years of service and 159,000 miles, the vehicle was retired from Canine Unit service and given to the Special Operations Unit, the unit responsible for the twenty-nine active community safety awareness programs.
A design was created and approved, vendors contacted, prices reviewed and the Hummer cleaned, wrapped and ready for its new role in Special Operations. The graphics represent each of the divisions of the Sheriff’s Office including Law Enforcement, Corrections, Communications, OEM and the Police Academy, visually reminding the public of the multi-faceted public safety services provided by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. The gift that the Sheriff’s Office received in 2002 continues to keep giving to the citizens of Monmouth County as a catalyst for community safety programs.
Best Community Relations (DARE, GREAT)