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Rossford Police Department introduce anti-drug, anti-violence program in the classroom

The Rossford Police Department today began teaching Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence at Rossford Elementary School and Rossford Junior High School. Wesley Socie, a city police officer, will instruct kindergarteners and students in the first and second grade, while sixth graders will be taught by Jodi Johnson, another police officer. Around 140 students in… Read more

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Paramus Police Officer ‘Leads’ Students in Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Local students participated in an annual holiday toy drive organized by Paramus Detective Lieutenant Jimmy Teehan, an instructor for a program about the dangers of drugs and violence. “In addition to working with various departments to ensure that the toys will be delivered to those in need throughout the holidays, we’ll also be visiting a few… Read more

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Holiday Giving Tradition Returns To Paramus Schools

‘Tis the season for giving for Paramus public school students, who are donating toys as part of a nationwide effort to spread the joy of the holidays to less fortunate families. Students with the Paramus Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) program are participating in a holiday toy drive hosted by Paramus police, who will deliver… Read more

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Something needs to be done ‘immediately’ on border, fentanyl: Nick DeMauro

Oct. 27, 2022 – 4:04 – Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence CEO Nick DeMauro discusses the trafficking of fentanyl across the border and the rise of crime in the Big Apple on ‘Mornings with Maria.’ For more information on L.E.A.D., please visit www.leadrugs.org

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Yarmouth Police Perform Drug Outreach with Mattacheese Students

Yarmouth Police recently began performing outreach work related to substance use and violence with local students. In late September, the Yarmouth Police Department started teaching Anti-Drug, Anti-violence curriculum of “Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence” or L.E.A.D to students at Mattacheese Middle school.    The ten week L.E.A.D course has proven effective by providing services… Read more

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Franklin Co. Prevention Coalition Teaching L.E.A.D. as Part of Bridge Program beginning Oct. 1

Starting October 1, Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.) will be taught as part of the Bridge Program, an after-school program at the Franklin County Prevention Coalition. Archie Custer and Paula Rhodes, the Bridge Facilitator and Bridge Program Coordinators, respectively, will teach the program to students at the elementary, middle and high school levels…. Read more

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Livingston Police Department Promotes Two, Hires Three New Officers

The Livingston Police Department (LPD) recently celebrated the promotions of Sgt. Thomas Cheff to the rank of lieutenant and Officer Gregory Drucks to the rank of Sergeant as well the hiring of officers Anthony Domanowski, Elham Dervishi and Eugene Tolliver during a special ceremony held outside 9/11 Memorial Garden. With the mayor and council, township… Read more

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New Belfast police chief hopes to bring drug intervention program to RSU 71

Belfast Police Chief Robert Cormier met with school officials last month to discuss bringing the Law Enforcement Against Drugs intervention program to Regional School District 71 middle and high schoolers. The chief introduced the program to students in New Hampshire when he was chief of the Tilton police department, he said. The program is taught… Read more

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Dave Kirby Announces Upcoming Arrival as the new Executive Vice President of Marketing and Administration at L.E.A.D.

DAVE KIRBY has announced on FACEBOOK that he will be exiting as Dir./Marketing and Promotions for TOWNSQUARE MEDIA/TRENTON, NJ, which includes News-Talk WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5), Top 40 WPST, Sports WNJE-A (920 THE JERSEY), and Religious WCHR-A, to become the EVP of Marketing and Advertising for L.E.A.D. (LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST DRUGS AND VIOLENCE). His last… Read more

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Paramus Detective Lieutenant Jimmy Teehan is Featured in Podcast Episode of ‘A Police Officer You Should Know With Joe Piscopo’

Paramus Detective Lieutenant, Jimmy Teehan, is a featured guest on an episode of “A Police Officer You Should Know With Joe Piscopo.”  The podcast series, hosted by Joe Piscopo, highlights police officers across the country who teach the Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.) curriculum on the dangers of drugs, alcohol and violence. In… Read more

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Paramus Detective Lieutenant Jimmy Teehan is Featured in Podcast Episode of ‘A Police Officer You Should Know With Joe Piscopo’

Paramus Detective Lieutenant, Jimmy Teehan, is a featured guest on an episode of “A Police Officer You Should Know With Joe Piscopo.” The podcast series, hosted by Joe Piscopo, highlights police officers across the country who teach the Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.) curriculum on the dangers of drugs, alcohol and violence. In… Read more

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Paramus Cop Featured On Podcast To Talk Anti-Drug Program

A Paramus police officer was recently featured in a podcast episode hosted by New Jersey radio host Joe Piscopo discussing his experience teaching students about the dangers of drugs and violence. During the episode earlier this month, Detective Lt. Jimmy Teehan shared how he was impacting students teaching them anti-drug, anti-violence curriculum delivered by the national nonprofit… Read more

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Police L.E.A.D. Program to Bring Carnival to Brunswick Square

Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) is a non-profit organization supported by dedicated police officers who are committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug-related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.  East Brunswick Police Officer Reggie Wright brought the L.E.A.D. program to the township’s fifth-graders, now the program is bringing… Read more

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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

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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

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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

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NJIB’s Top Twenty New Jersey Events

It’s June and the weather is hot hot hot.  Let’s celebrate with street fairs, music and food truck festivals, carnivals, and more. Let’s leave the house to explore what NJ has to offer (or not, you do you). If you’re looking for something to do… I got you. These are my top 20 picks are… Read more

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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

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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

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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

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    “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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