Today we wish our brothers and sisters in blue a very Happy National Police week! We are very privileged to work alongside one of the finest group of professionals our side of the jersey shore! #backtheblue #brotherhood #thefriendlycity #sendittothebron ... See MoreSee Less
Today Ambulance 2-60 was detailed to an event sponsored by @takwatermansurfnfish for special needs to enjoy a day on the beach fishing! Excellent work by the gents at Tak Waterman for putting this together, in collaboration with Long Branch OEM! #beachinit #fishinggoals #emslife #brontothebeach #sendittothebron @ Plaza Court Beach ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations on your retirement Lt. Sanders!Please join us in wishing Lt. Fernando Sanders a Happy Retirement!
Lt. Sanders is a lifelong resident of Long Branch and a 1985 Graduate of Long Branch High School. He attended Monmouth University on a full athletic scholarship, graduating in 1989 with a B.A. in speech Communication. Upon graduation, he played professional basketball in several countries.
Lt. Sanders joined the Police Department in April of 1994 and attended the Newark Police Academy. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Patrol division as a uniformed officer. In April of 1999, Lt. Sanders was assigned to the Investigations Division as a Detective where he served until being promoted to Sergeant in August of 2002. Lt. Sanders has spent the majority of his career in the Investigations Division, most recently as a Detective Sergeant supervising the investigation and management of criminal cases.
He is an experienced investigator in all categories of major crimes and, in 2006, he supervised the Detective Bureau in the investigation of several homicides that occurred within the City. His management skills led to the successful prosecution of those and many other high profile criminal cases. Throughout his tenure, he has been presented with many different awards and citations, including Meritorious Service, several Unit Citations, and was honored as Policeman of the Year.
In addition to his regular duties, Lt. Sanders has served as a training officer for the police department, a hostage negotiator for M.O.C.E.R.T. and a member of the oral review board for new hires since 1998. He has attended numerous schools and training courses and was a certified instructor for the Monmouth County Police Academy.
Lieutenant Sanders has proven to be a great police officer and a role model for both his peers and the young people within the City of Long Branch and is the proud father of three beautiful daughters: Brianna, Gabrielle, and Ananda.
Lt. Sanders officially began his retirement on May 1, 2019. We wish him all the best in this new chapter of life! ... See MoreSee Less
Today members received a call for a subject with a trauma to the leg, upon arrival of LBPD, swift application of a TQ was determined, shortly after our brothers at @longbranchfire arrived to assist us! Outstanding teamwork by all involved! Subject was transported to the local trauma center for further evaluation. #teamwork #cattourniquet #tqsavelives #lbpd #fdlb #sendittothebron Long Branch Police Department... See MoreSee Less
Glad we were able to help support our friends at Atlantic Highlands First Aid while they enjoyed the celebration of 90 years of service! #proudtovolunteer #emslife #90yearsstrong #proudtobeyourvollies #sendittothebronLast night, members of the Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad – old and new - packed the house at the Oyster Point Hotel to celebrate the squad’s 90 years of service. A wonderful night was had by all!
A big thank you to Lance Hubeny for organizing the successful event & Elberon First Aid for covering our town! #ahfas #19292019 ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations is in order for both Officer George Somal and Corporal Tracey Widdis on thier awards!Congratulations Officer George Samol & Corporal Tracey Widdis! They are seen here with their Meritorious Service Awards at todays Monmouth and Ocean County Intelligence Bureau (M.O.C.I.B.) Valor Awards Luncheon! Also pictured is Captain Frank Rizzuto who accompanied them to the awards ceremony.
Here is the write up from their nomination: On the afternoon of August 21st, 2018, Officer George Samol was flagged down on Broadway by an individual who had just witnessed a murder inside a restaurant. Officer Samol called for backup, drew his service weapon and entered the building to assist with an on-going struggle between the suspect and a Good Samaritan over possession of a firearm. Once inside, the suspect, who had just been disarmed by the other individual, attempted to take possession of Samol’s weapon and a violent struggle ensued.
Corporal Tracey Widdis was the first backup officer on scene and arrived at a pivotal moment in the struggle. Utilizing her asp, she was able to help Samol to fend the suspect off and maintain control of his weapon until additional officers arrived to assist in subduing him.
The swift actions of these officers prevented any further injury or loss of life to the additional civilians in the restaurant at the time, including a few who were also being targeted by the suspect.
Their heroic actions, bravery and complete disregard for personal safety during this life-threatening incident speak volumes as to their integrity and ability as officers. Their professionalism is a true asset to the Long Branch Police Department.
With it being National Dispatcher Week, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks to all the extremely dedicated and talented men and women who serve the MCSO Communication Division! #backthegold #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #dedicated #mcrr #sendittothebron
Monmouth County Sheriff's Office The job of a Public Safety Telecommunicator is not an easy one, but extremely rewarding. As part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we take you inside the #MCSONJ's 9-1-1 Communications Center and introduce you to our dedicated PSTs.
Please see below video to learn about these unsung heroes and if you would be a perfect fit for this public safety team. ... See MoreSee Less
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer” We congratulate all awardees who were honored by the Elks Club of Long Branch, especially one of our own, EMT Mike Morse was awarded for his unprecedented dedication to our squad and City of Long Branch! #communityfirst #proudtobeyourvollys #dedication #emslife #sendittothebron @ Long Branch, New Jersey ... See MoreSee Less