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Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.
We achieve our goals by collaborating with educators, community leaders, families and L.E.A.D. support organizations.
OUR VISION IS TO CREATE SAFER, HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES FREE OF DRUGS, BULLYING AND VIOLENCE.
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Illicit fentanyl remains a killer in disguise. We need better education on narcotics now | Opinion
As a result of a national settlement with the makers of opioids, there will be billions of dollars available to try to reverse the opioid crisis in the United States, which began in the 1990s and was responsible for more than 75,000 deaths nationwide in the last 12-month period measured by the CDC. Tragically, according to a recent… Read more
Piscopo Podcast Features Howell Officer To Discuss Drug Awareness
Joe Piscopo, actor, comic and all-round New Jersey original, has now branched out to podcasts, highlighting officers who work to stem the drug problem in our country. And one of his guests recently was Howell Police Officer Jayme Higgins, who spoke to Piscopo about the L.E.A.D. drug awareness and safety program. Higgins was a guest… Read more
A group of 30 Harding Township fifth-graders raised more than $2,600 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
On May 17th, the fifth graders graduated from Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) and took part in a fundraiser called “Kids Helping Kids,” which was started by their instructor, Harding Township Officer Louis Pirrello Jr. The L.E.A.D. program is a national non-profit organization dedicated to community drug and violence prevention. “I’m incredibly proud… Read more
Sheriff Bohnyak Honored For Work on L.E.A.D.
Orange County Sheriff, William Bohnyak, was recognized as “National Supporter of the Year” by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), a nationwide nonprofit committed to protecting communities from drugs and violence. The award was presented to Sheriff Bohnyak at L.E.A.D.’s Seventh Annual 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference in Atlantic City, N.J…. Read more
L.E.A.D makes Special Presentation to Vineyard Elementary School in Naples Fla for Presenting a Musical Performance at National Conference
Earlier today, L.E.A.D CEO Nick De Mauro and Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk made a special presentation to the Vineyard Elementary School in Naples, Florida for their presentation of a musical performance at the L.E.A.D. National Conference. Thanks again to the students who performed for our conference! For more information on L.E.A.D., please visit www.leadrugs.org
Carnival at the Voorhees Town Center June 2 through June 11
Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is hosting a brand new event this summer in Voorhees. L.E.A.D. is happy to announce they will be hosting a Carnival at the Voorhees Town Center Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 11. To get your pre-event tickets visit www.theleadfest.com Admission to the carnival is $5, ‘Mega Passes’ purchased online… Read more
Congressman William Timmons Welcomes L.E.A.D. to Panel Event Highlighting Opioid Crisis
On Thursday, April 21, Congressman William Timmons (SC-04) welcomed L.E.A.D. Chief Operating Officer of Fund Development John Lindsay to a panel discussion featuring executives, nonprofit leaders, and local law enforcement officials discussing ways to combat the opioid epidemic through public-private partnerships in South Carolina and across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and… Read more
Deptford police Cpl. William Rosati presented ‘LEO Award’
Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), a nationwide nonprofit committed to protecting communities from drugs and violence, awarded Deptford Police Cpl. William Rosati the “LEO Award.” It was presented to Rosati at L.E.A.D.’s Seventh Annual 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. “We’re pleased to congratulate Cpl. Rosati… Read more
Tamworth resident Lisa Remick presented Lifetime Achievement Award by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence
Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), a nationwide non-profit committed to protecting communities from drugs and violence, awarded Tamworth resident, Lisa Remick, who just retired from her full-time position with L.E.A.D., the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented to Remick at L.E.A.D.’s Seventh Annual 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference in… Read more
Collier Deputy Awarded ‘Florida Instructor of the Year’ By Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence
Collier County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Michael Sutton was recently recognized as “Florida Instructor of the Year” by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), a nationwide nonprofit committed to protecting communities from drugs and violence. The award was presented to Corporal Sutton at L.E.A.D.’s Seventh Annual 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference in… Read more
Yardley Lawyer Receives National Award From Law Enforcement Nonprofit
A Yardley resident has been named recognized as “National Corporate Administrator of the Year” by a nationwide nonprofit focusing on drug and violence enforcement. James Kravitz, a lawyer at Fox Rothschild, was awarded the title by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), an organization that aims to protect communities from the dangers of drugs… Read more
This is L.E.A.D.’s NJ Instructor of the Year, Julie Ann Zeigler
Congratulations on being named “NJ Instructor of the Year” by LEAD. How long have you been an Instructor with the L.E.A.D program? Julie Ann Zeigler: Thank you! It was a wonderful surprise at the 7th Annual 21st Century Drug & Violence Prevention Training Conference. I am thankful to have been able to share this moment… Read more
2022 National Drug Control Policy Strategy
Early Lines and Free Doughnuts: Legal Marijuana Sales Begin in New Jersey
The customers began lining up before dawn at Rise Paterson, a marijuana dispensary in New Jersey that was welcoming customers with free doughnuts and reggaeton blaring from loudspeakers. As New Jersey kicked off the state’s first legalized sales of recreational marijuana on Thursday, Rise, along with roughly a dozen other medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, opened… Read more
Dallas Township PD’s Posten honored for educational work
DALLAS — A township police officer was named ‘Pennsylvania Instructor of the Year’ by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.) at a conference last month. Bernard Posten was given the honor at L.E.A.D.’s Seventh Annual 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey which ran from Mar. 20 to… Read more
Nick DeMauro on WCAU TV News 4 20 2022 Philadelphia
Milan PD officer honored for work in educating children about drugs, violence
Milan Police Lieutenant Detective Nicholas Glenn was recently recognized with two awards for his outstanding work which includes him educating kids on the value of drug and violence prevention. Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) named him the National Instructor of the Year and The Tennessee Instructor of the Year at Seventh Annual 21st… Read more
Jannicelli, former WCL police chief, is L.E.A.D.er of the Year
WOODCLIFF LAKE—Former Police Chief Anthony Jannicelli has been recognized as L.E.A.D.er of the Year by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), a nationwide nonprofit committed to protecting communities from drugs and violence. The award was presented to Jannicelli at L.E.A.D.’s Seventh Annual 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference in Atlantic City, held… Read more
New Jersey dispensaries expect big turnout as recreational marijuana sales start next week
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — Adults in New Jersey will be able to buy marijuana legally beginning next week. The state’s regulatory body has issued licenses to seven medical marijuana companies, including 13 dispensaries. Some of those will start selling recreational pot to people over 21 on Thursday, and as CBS2’s Nick Caloway reports, retailers and officials are expecting… Read more
Legal Marijuana Sales Will Start Next Thursday in New Jersey
The first sales of recreational, adult-use cannabis in New Jersey will start next Thursday, marking the culmination of a yearslong effort to legalize marijuana and to curtail the racially unbalanced penalties for possessing the drug. At least a half-dozen medical-marijuana dispensaries are planning to open their doors to all adults on April 21 after winning final… Read more
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