Manalapan Police Department Implements L.E.A.D. Program

The Manalapan Police Department, in collaboration with the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District, has implemented its new Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) program in the Pine Brook School, which educates all of the district’s sixth grade pupils.

The police department’s specialized LEAD instructors, Patrolman Kyle Earley and Patrolman Kyle Williams, with assistance from Officer Kimberly Whitehill and Patrolman Reginald Grant, will be teaching students on a weekly basis about topics including, but not limited to, drug education/prevention, bullying, conflict resolution, effective communication, goal setting, decision making and more, according to a press release from the police department.

The police department is committed to reinforcing mutual respect, goodwill and relations between the department and educators and students in an effort to create a safer and healthier environment in the community’s schools, according to the press release.

Police Chief Edward Niesz said the Manalapan Police Department “is excited about our partnership with the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District and the Pine Brook School to offer the LEAD program for our community’s youth.

“We look forward to getting to know, working with and challenging our students. We would like to thank Superintendent of Schools Nicole Santora, the Manalapan-Englishtown Board of Education, Pine Brook School Principal Julie Szustowicz and Assistant Principal Allison Rogers for the opportunity to offer this great program to the students in our community,” Niesz said.