After a 31-year career with the HP police, Capt. Scott Golden is retiring

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?

Not in the case of Highland Park Police Captain Scott J. Golden who is retiring from the Highland Park Police department (HPPD) on December 31, 2016 – after serving the residents of Highland Park for 31 years.

Captain Golden graduated from the Middlesex County Police Academy on June 13, 1986, and was hired by the Highland Park Police Department on January 13, 1986. Originally assigned to the patrol division, he also served in the detective bureau and as a field training officer. In 1996 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, supervising a patrol unit for seven years, and became a lieutenant in 2003.

Eight years ago, on February 1, 2008, Scott Golden was promoted to captain, becoming the second in command of the Highland Park Police Department. In this capacity, he also served as the internal affairs commander, public relations officer, training officer, and liaison to the religious institutions and schools. Among his many accomplishments, Captain Golden was instrumental in obtaining a grant for and instituting body cameras for all patrol officers.


“Being a police officer is all I ever wanted to be since I was young child and I am proud to have served the Borough of Highland Park for 31 years.  I have truly enjoyed working with my fellow officers, the borough administration, and the residents of Highland Park,” said Captain Golden.

An avid pilot, he plans to obtain his flight instructor rating and work as an instructor in Florida.

“Captain Golden served our community with dignity, humility, and a true understanding of our diverse population. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors,” said Highland Park Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler.




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