L.E.A.D. August 2016 Newsletter
On the Street and In the Classroom

From Our Board Chairman

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Last month, Officer Hennelly of the Eatontown NJ Police and Cindy Wiley from the Mendez Foundation joined me in Disneyland. We had the pleasure of attending as a Sponsor and Participant of the NASRO- National Association of School Administrators Conference in Disneyland, California. It was an exciting time as L.E.A.D. trained officers from various parts of the United States. 

The excitement of the Conference was spectacular and we enjoyed participating. Thank you NASRO for hosting a great conference and for keeping our schools safe on a daily basis. 

Our organization continued to grow this month with trainings in Vermont. We are excited that we have trainings scheduled in New Hampshire and Georgia for the month of August. We did convene the Board in July and are focused on developing a long term funding program to help local L.E.A.D. Chapters grow and prosper.

SCHOOL OF THE MONTH MonthlySpotlights

The Monroe Township Middle School is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey and has 560 sixth grade students. These students will patricipate in the ten week long L.E.A.D. Too Good for Drugs program beginning at the end of September with Det. Ronald Breuer and Det. Joseph Silvestri. These Detectives work closely with Principal Chari Chanley and Vice Principal Scott Sidler of the Monroe Township Middle School to bring these students a very memorable experience. The Too Good for Drugs curriculum gives the students the information that is needed to live a drug free life. 

Once the students graduate the L.E.A.D. program they are brought on a L.E.A.D. field trip to a Trenton Thunder baseball game to celebrate their success. The students are then given an entire day off to take part in the Monroe Township L.E.A.D. field day. This event allows the students to meet the emergency services departments in the Township as well as have the opportunity to see a Police helicopter and Police K-9 demonstration. The students finish off the day with numerous field events to promote healthy activities.

On behalf of the Monroe Township Police Department I would like to congratulate the 2016 sixth grade students on their graduation from the L.E.A.D. program and being named the August 2016 school of the month.


Sgt. Ronald Becker

Sgt. Ronald Becker was hired for the Wildwood Crest Police Department in March, 1996. 

He worked through the ranks of Corporal, Detective, and is currently Sergeant in the Patrol Division.  

Sgt. Becker began his juvenile involvement in 1997 where he was certified as a school based police officer and was certified in L.E.A.D. this year. He serves as the school SRO and runs all juvenile programs for the Department.  

He enjoys being able to work with the area youth with many programs and believes that it is crucial to educate them in this ever changing environment which we live in.

L.E.A.D. with our partner the NJ National Guard held an exceptional LEADERSHIP CAMP. Over 150 STUDENTS & L.E.A.D.ers throughout NJ participated in this Annual Initiative. 

We had a great time at this year's L.E.A.D. camp! The campers learned about teamwork and safety, and of course, had a lot of fun!

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L.E.A.D. is proud to announce the appointment of Chief Robert Cormier of the Tilton New Hampshire Police Department to the L.E.A.D. Law Enforcement Advisory Board. Chief Bob Cormier is a 33-year veteran of Law Enforcement and attended Boston State College School of Law Enforcement and Northeastern University School of Criminal Justice. Law Enforcement Experience includes ...

All L.E.A.D. Agencies: It is that time again! Our workbook pickup was August 10 & 11. Workbooks are FREE . If you have not yet picked up your workbooks please contact us at 609-259-2500 to arrange for pick up.

L.E.A.D. is a proud partner and training participant in California! Board Chairman, Chief Robert Kugler, Instructor Advisory Board Leader, Officer Ryan Hennelly, and Cindy Wiley from the Mendez Foundation, are at the 2016 National Association of School Resource Officers Conference in Disneyland!

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L.E.A.D. TRAINING CONFERENCE - FEBRUARY 27, 28 and March 1- Atlantic City

We are proud to announce the 2 nd Annual 21 st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference will be held again at the Harrah's Atlantic City Convention Center.

Last year we had a tremendous conference and anticipate an even better training this year. We will be hosting meetings of all our Boards during the Conference along a spectacular agenda of training opportunities. 

Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Our Instructor Advisory Board organizes our Conference and if anyone would like to participate and assist, please contact the L.E.A.D. Office at 609-259-2500

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