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NASRO is an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality training to school-based law enforcement officers in order to promote safer environments for schools and kids. NASRO is an organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators and security and safety professionals working as partners to protect students.

“NASRO is the ideal organization to move L.E.A.D. forward nationally,” said Nicholas DeMauro, Executive Director and CEO of L.E.A.D. “Their dedication to law enforcement and students will help to make an impact in achieving a safe and healthy environment for youth participating in L.E.A.D.”

As part of the strategic alliance, L.E.A.D. will certify OVER 4,000 NASRO officers around the United States utilizing L.E.A.D.’s evidence based K-12 curriculums utilizing law enforcement and the Mendez Foundation’s “Too Good for Drugs and Violence” family curricula. L.E.A.D. will also support and train during the Annual NASRO Conference which is July 9-15 in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA

“We look forward to partnering with L.E.A.D. and working together to help keep kids Safe and Drug Free throughout the United States,,” said Mo Canady, Executive Director of NASRO.

NASRO participated in L.E.A.D.’s 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference where they were showcased and introduced NASRO to local law enforcement and educators who are members of L.E.A.D. L.E.A.D. has quickly become the largest law enforcement school-based nonprofit in New Jersey and has demand for national growth. L.E.A.D. is the most effective evidence based K-12 ,law enforcement focused charitable organization throughout the United States.. Lead enjoys their partnership with the Mendez Foundation and their “Too Good for Drugs and Violence” family curricula.

National Night Out

On the first Tuesday in August, millions of neighbors take part in NNO across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide (Note: Texas and other select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday of October). In 2022, there were 16,621 NNO events, where neighborhoods hosted block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and several other community events with visits from safety demonstrations and emergency personnel.

“It was important for us to partner with an organization that’s also working to improve the bond between law enforcement and communities, so we’re confident that NNO is the perfect match,” said Nick De Mauro, CEO of L.E.A.D. “Every day, we have police officers across the country that are strengthening their relationship with young students by teaching them why avoiding drugs and violence is vital. We’re thrilled to work with NNO to promote our shared belief in police-community relationships and see how partnering with them continues to change the way that people among various communities interact with the police.”

L.E.A.D. provides services “On The Street” and “In The Classroom” as it brings law enforcement and communities closer together. The “In The Classroom” program is taught by more than 5,000 trained instructors nationwide. L.E.A.D. has a proven-effective, law enforcement-focused anti-drug, anti-violence curriculum for K–12 students in the U.S. The L.E.A.D. curriculum is taught over the course of a 10-week program to educate youth on how they can make smart decisions without the involvement of drugs or violence.

“Since the organization’s main mission is to help communities understand that police officers are people they should rely on rather than feel angst towards, we couldn’t think of a better partnership than with L.E.A.D.,” said the Executive Director of the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Creator of NNO, Matt Peskin. “We appreciate that L.E.A.D. is using education on such a prominent subject matter, the dangers of drugs and violence, to better the relationship between police forces and communities. We’re excited to attend their annual drug and violence prevention conference later this month, and we look forward to continuing to improve police-community bonds together.”