Shared Services Summit highlights opportunities to reduce government expenses

Monmouth County officials hosted a comprehensive summit today at the Monmouth County Fire Academy designed to provide information on shared services programs available to municipalities and other entities to reduce redundancies and save taxpayers’ money. 

“Monmouth County has designed one of the most successful shared services programs in New Jersey,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, who oversees the County’s shared services efforts. “This summit allows us to connect with municipalities, authorities, commissions, public schools, colleges and emergency department services to discuss how to increase efficiencies and limit the taxpayer burden.”

Monmouth County’s Office of Shared Services launched in 2011 and since then, has worked with towns, school boards, fire districts, authorities and other counties to provide public works project assistance, public safety training, records management, commodity resale, cooperative purchasing, 9-1-1 services, and more. It is one of the largest of its kind in the state, with nearly 200 various shared services agreements in place.

The 9-1-1 Communications Center, one of the largest in New Jersey, is one of the County’s most successful shared services programs. It provides services to 49 municipalities, dispatches for 23 police departments, 70 fire districts and 37 EMS/rescue squads.

“We’re very proud of the success we have had and will continue to look for new ways to work with partners to streamline services,” added Freeholder Arnone.

For more information, contact the county’s Office of Shared Services at 732-431-7460 extension 2115 or visit