L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs)

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The Lincoln Park Police Department offers the L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs)  program to 2nd and 5th grade students at both public schools in the Borough. Lincoln Park Police Department L.E.A.D. Officers are proud to work within the Lincoln Park School Public School District to educate students on the dangers posed by drugs and crime.

The L.E.A.D. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the L.E.A.D. program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills.

L.E.A.D. Officers play an instrumental role in not only educating students, but forming a strong partnership among the police, schools, parents and children. By teaching students good decision-making skills they need to avoid high-risk behavior, L.E.A.D. training helps to ensure they grow up healthy, safe, and secure. The skills that students learn through this program are important life lessons that will stay with them as they mature.

The 2nd grade L.E.A.D. program consists of ten lessons to help students make healthy choices and be more resistant to negative peer pressure and influence. Children who learn and use the skills taught in this program are more likely to have a positive attitude, make good decisions, get along with their peers, and do better in school. 

The 5th grade L.E.A.D. program consists of ten lessons to help students resist pressures which may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, and other drugs. Students will be introduced to the new evidence-based, proven effective drug prevention program called Too Good for Drugs. This program meets all common core curriculum standards along with New Jersey's drug prevention laws. The program will teach students the importance of Goal Setting, Decision Making, Identifying and Managing Emotions, Effective Communication, Bonding and Relationships. The program will also teach students how to manage mistakes and help them identify what peer pressure is and how to use peer-pressure refusal strategies. 

For more information about the Lincoln Park Police Department L.E.A.D. program contact us.

More information on the program can be found on the L.E.A.D. website.
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