L.E.A.D. (Tested-Proven-Effective)

In 2015 our department made a switch from DARE America to a new curriculum called L.E.A.D., a program that wants to create safer, healthier communities free of drugs, bullying, and violence.

Law Enforcement Against Drugs provides the leadership, resources and management to ensure law enforcement agencies have the means to partner with our educators, community leaders, and families by providing proven and effective programs to deter youth and adults from drug use, drug related crimes, bullying and violence. We are committed to reinforcing the mutual respect, goodwill and relations between law enforcement and their communities.

L.E.A.D. is the most rapidly growing drug and violence prevention program in the United States, with certified instructors in 21 states. L.E.A.D. officers are the first and last line of defense in a critical incident in our schools, and they create a safer, healthier communities.

Our L.E.A.D. officers participate in a five (5) day training course, which certifies them to teach in the classrooms. The Lyndhurst Police Department is currently teaching curriculum to our 5th Grade Students, district wide. Over 200 students complete a ten (10) week program annually, followed by a graduation celebration at the end of the school year.

For more information about the program you can visit their website; https://leadrugs.org/.

L.E.A.D. is Presented at The Following Schools within our Township:
Lyndhurst Police Department L.E.A.D. Instructors: