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L.E.A.D. Launches Nationwide Digital Threat Assessment® Initiative

L.E.A.D. Partners with Safer Schools Together to Train Law Enforcement and Schools to Keep Communities Safe ALLENTOWN, N.J., January 20, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non- profit organization dedicated to bringing communities and law enforcement agencies closer together and educating communities about the dangers of drugs and violence. In partnership… Read more

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L.E.A.D. Featured by Gloucester Township Mayor

This past Summer, Dave Mayer of Gloucester Township partnered up with the Police Department to highlight the importance of a safe community. Amongst Gloucester Township’s accomplishments, Mayer highlighted the work that the Police Department does with the L.E.A.D. Program in their schools. Gloucester Township became one of the first police departments in New Jersey to… Read more

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L.E.A.D. Executive Director on the Joe Piscopo Show

On Tuesday, January 4th, L.E.A.D Executive Director Nick DeMauro was a featured guest on the Joe Piscopo Show to discuss the Super Bowl Gala and Annual Conference. Joe highlighted L.E.A.D.’s upcoming 7th Annual 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference this March in Atlantic City. The conference will be taking place at Harrah’s Resort… Read more

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William Schievella Elected Vice-Chair of L.E.A.D. Board of Directors

Vice-Chair Schievella Will Support L.E.A.D.’s Mission to Educate Communities Across the U.S. on the Dangers of Drugs and Violence

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L.E.A.D. The Way: An officer’s attempt to positively impact the next generation of East Brunswick

To proactively address the potential pitfalls that the youth of East Brunswick face, Officer Reggie Wright of East Brunswick’s Community Policing Unit serves as an instructor for a K-12 educational program known as L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence). However, before Wright took his oath to serve the public or entered a classroom to… Read more

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Wyckoff Resident Colette Balaam Elected To L.E.A.D. Board Of Directors

WYCKOFF, NJ — Wyckoff Resident Colette Balaam has been elected Second Vice Chair of Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), a nonprofit dedicated to bringing communities and law enforcement agencies together by educating communities about the dangers of drugs and violence. “We are thrilled that Colette will be our Second Vice Chair,” said Nick… Read more

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Bloomingdale man elected to head L.E.A.D. NJ anti-drug education group

A former Bloomingdale councilman has become the chairman of a state-based organization attempting to thwart addiction through education. Thomas Marinaro, the new board chairman for Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence, or L.E.A.D., said he wants to take the Allentown-based organization founded in 2014 to new heights in New Jersey and into schools worldwide. Elected… Read more

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L.E.A.D. Appoints Directors to Executive Committee

L.E.A.D. has announced the new Executive Officers of its Board of Directors.

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L.E.A.D. Gets A Giving Tuesday Boost From Colliers Engineering

Giving Tuesday donations will be matched to create more resources for L.E.A.D. to protect children from the dangers of drugs and violence. Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is getting an extra boost this Giving Tuesday by partnering with Colliers Engineering and Design, who will match donations. The engineering company, which has a location… Read more

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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… Read more

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L.E.A.D To Hold Second Annual 5K In October

Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) is hosting it’s second annual 5k Run/Walk at Asbury Park’s Bradley Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m.

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Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Takes the L.E.A.D. in Teaching Students About Drug and Alcohol Prevention

The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department is launching a L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) education program in partnership with the Burlington County Municipal Alliance Program and expects to begin teaching students in local schools this fall. L.E.A.D offers evidenced-based curriculum for kindergarten up to 12th grade about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, along with anti-bullying and violence programs. The program was created in 2014 as an alternative to traditional D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) classes taught by police officers to elementary school students for decades, according to information provided by the county.

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South Plainfield Police Department Teaming Up for Ice Pops with Cops Event

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Public Library and South Plainfield Police Department are teaming up again, this time for a free end of summer program scheduled to take place on Monday, Aug. 30.  Local youth are invited to drop by Willow Park (located behind the library) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the ‘Ice… Read more

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Bordentown Township Police Officer Honored as NJ L.E.A.D. Instructor of the Year

Patrolman Adam Edwards of the Bordentown Township Police Department has enjoyed giving back to the township in which he grew up. The 2010 Bordentown Regional High School graduate and current Bordentown Township resident has made it his duty to give back and serve the community the best he can ever since he took the oath… Read more

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Sheriff Kevin Rambosk Named L.E.A.D National Partner of the Year

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk was honored Monday for his commitment to protecting children from the risk of drugs and violence when he was awarded the Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence National Partner of the Year award. “We want to congratulate Kevin on his tremendous dedication and service to the L.E.A.D. organization throughout the… Read more

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Howell Officer Awarded L.E.A.D. Instructor Of The Year

HOWELL – An Officer from the Howell Township Police Department was recently honored with the National L.E.A.D. Instructor of the Year Award.   L.E.A.D. is a nonprofit supported by dedicated police officers who are committed to protecting the youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence…. Read more

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Retired police sergeant is awarded L.E.A.D. Lifetime Achievement Award

KENILWORTH, NJ — Law Enforcement Against Drugs, a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting children from the risks of drugs and bullying, awarded retired Police Sgt. Anthony Manderichio from Kenilworth its L.E.A.D. Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, July 16. “We want to congratulate Sgt. Manderichio on his tremendous dedication toward instructing officers on the L.E.A.D…. Read more

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Paramus Police Officer Recognized Nationally for His Commitment to Teaching Children Dangers of Drugs

PARAMUS, NJ — Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.), a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting children from the risks of drugs and bullying, awarded Paramus Police Detective Lieutenant James Teehan its ‘L.E.O. Award.’  Lieutenant Teehan teaches the L.E.A.D. curriculum, Too Good for Drugs, to fifth grade students at East Brook Middle School and West Brook Middle School…. Read more

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Collier Police Corporal Awarded for Teaching Kids About Drug Abuse Prevention

COLLIER COUNTY — One Collier County Sheriff’s Office Police Corporal has a new title today. Police Corporal Eric Grundeman was named “Florida instructor of the year” award by the national nonprofit Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.). The nonprofit partners with police stations across the country to help teach kids about the dangers of drug use… Read more

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Livingston Sixth Graders Graduate from Law Enforcement Against Drugs Program

L.E.A.D. essay finalist and raffle winner Jon Chin with MPMS Principal Bronawyn O’Leary; Officers Joy Klapal, Ralph Kolbusz and Michael Davenport; and phys ed teachers Stephanie Fox and Jessica BlomnPhoto Credit: LPD By DANIELLE SANTOLAPublishedJuly 5, 2021 at 2:38 PM LIVINGSTON, NJ — After working closely all year with Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) officers Joy… Read more

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In Our Communities

    “In today’s society, police are placed in a negative light and many children are taught not to trust the police. Programs like L.E.A.D. allow officers, like Officer Cassandra Aumack, to not only teach the children about the negative impacts of illicit substances,… Read more
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