The Monmouth County Vocational School District honored the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, led by Sheriff Shaun Golden, as its Business Partner of the Year for their partnership with the Academy of Law and Public Safety .
The award is given annually to a county vocational technical school business partner for outstanding contributions to career and technical education. Business partners play a variety of roles, including serving on county vocational technical school program advisory boards, offering opportunities for students to gain valuable work experience, donating equipment, or serving as mentors and role models for students.
The district has been working closely with the Sheriff’s Office for the past decade. Juniors have received tours of the Monmouth County 911 Center, Monmouth County Police Academy and Monmouth County STARS facility. Seniors tour the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.
Representatives from the facilities also visit ALPS as guest speakers to share their workplace preparedness and experiences. In addition, two seniors are offered an internship with the Sheriff’s Office.
“Sheriff Golden and his team have afforded our students wonderful educational experiences,” said Superintendent Timothy McCorkell.
Since 2017, Sheriff Golden has enabled ALPS to recommend qualified senior students to enter the Special Law Enforcement Basic Course (SLEO 1), located at the Monmouth County Police Academy to earn certification.
Each year ALPS graduates more than a dozen students who are SLEO 1 certified and hired for employment by local municipalities. Since the program’s inception, ALPS graduates have advanced their careers expeditiously.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office also affords ALPS use of the Monmouth County Police Academy its graduation ceremony.
“Holding graduation at the county police academy is truly a special experience for our school community,” McCorkell said.