HOLMDEL, N.J. - Cyber crime keeps business owners awake at night, the heroin epidemic is cutting down a generation of young talent and homeland security is always top of mind.

These challenging issues and more are on tap for the Holmdel Chamber of Commerce as it hosts Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden at its February 27th meeting. It begins at 8AM in the Wave Room at Bell Works in Holmdel.

This dynamic speaking engagement furthers the goals of the Holmdel Chamber to bring together business professionals and leaders in diverse industries at a great location to learn and network.

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Golden's office has over 638 employees and a  $68.5 million budget with four divisions:

1. Communications and Technology 

2. Corrections

3. Special Operations 

4. Law Enforcement

Golden will review many areas of concern for area businesses and the community as a whole.

To attend the meeting,  email membership@holmdelchamber.com - visit Facebook at http://facebook.com/holmdelchamber

Additional Background - According the Monmouth County Sheriff Office Web Site, Shaun Golden is the 76th Sheriff of Monmouth County and is the chief executive of the 605 member, $68 million agency which consists of three divisions: law enforcement, communications and corrections, as well as the administration of the Monmouth County Police Academy and the Office of Emergency Management, which played the lead role in preparing for Superstorm Sandy and coordinating the response and recovery efforts during and after the storm.

Sheriff Golden is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and brings with him a wealth of experience in law enforcement and public administration with over 20 years’ experience in law enforcement as well as experience as an EMT, certified paramedic and volunteer firefighter. 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. The Sheriff has been instrumental in promoting shared services in Monmouth County, specifically through the expansion of the Communications Division, to cost effectively address the ever increasing needs of Monmouth County’s first responders.

Sheriff Golden is the president of the Constitutional Officer’s Association of New Jersey (COANJ), is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Monmouth-Ocean Foundation for Children (MOFFC), sits on the board of the Monmouth County Prevention Coalition and serves as chairman of the Monmouth Council of Boy Scouts Exploring Committee. In 2013 Sheriff Golden received the Maurice Pollak Award for Distinguished Community Service from Monmouth University. Under his leadership, the Sheriff’s Office offers over 28 community safety programs throughout the county and has partnered with Neptune High School in establishing Explorer Post #1 at Neptune High School for the Jump Start Law/Criminal Justice students as well as partnering with Neptune for the annual Sheriff Youth Week program.