FREEHOLD, NJ - Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce the graduation of six employees from the distinguished New Jersey Certified Public Manager Program from Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration. The ten month class which met one work day per week teaches public servants how to deal with the complex issues of an agency, as well as become more efficient, effective, fair and ethical, as they manage day to day operations within their divisions.
“As public servants, it’s vital that challenges are dealt with in the most professional and effective manner,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “This program does that by providing the core skills our participants can grow and build on as committed leaders. By attaining this coveted certification, it helps ensure that Monmouth County residents will receive the highest standards of service.”
Graduates included Sgt. David Wentworth, Sgt. Jose Rivera and Sgt. Joel Fischer of the Law Enforcement Division, Capt. Rene Roberts and Lt. Jason McCauley of the Correctional Division and Andrew Calvo, IT Director.
“I’m grateful to have been provided with such a great opportunity,” said Sgt. Jose Rivera who was a nominee for the Askew Award, which recognizes recipients for exceptional work.
“The CPM program enabled me to enhance my understanding of the responsibilities I have as a sergeant and excel in the necessary skills needed to become an effective leader.”
Sgt. Denise Palmisano, a former graduate in 2014, was a recipient of the Askew Award for the 2012-2015 class.
A total of 98 public servants throughout the state graduated.