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Great month of December!

Hope everyone had a happy & healthy holiday season.

We kicked off the month with an excellent event at Rockefeller Center honoring our partnership with Hands of Respect and comic book legend Stan Lee.

2016 was a great year for L.E.A.D. We are growing constantly and now are in ten states throughout the country and have become the LEADer in the State of New Jersey for Law Enforcement School Based Drug Prevention.

2017 promises to be another great year as we enter our conference season. We look forward to seeing you all at the conference on February 26 - March 1, in Atlantic City!

What's Happening


To our entire L.E.A.D. family, the 2nd Annual Training Conference is coming! The 21st Century Drug & Violence Prevention Training Conference will be hosted at Harrah’s Atlantic City, February 26 – March 1, 2017! Use the links below to download the 2017 Brochure, Attendee Registration Form, and the 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament. Attendee Registration Form1st […]

Georgia Training Announcement

January 31 9:00-3:00 Atlanta, Georgia-C.E. Mendez Foundation Corporate Headquarters TGFD K-5 (For Officers already trained in School Based Prevention or NASRO Certified & Educators who are collaborating with their local Law Enforcement Agency to Implement L.E.A.D.)-Cost $295 February 1 9:00-3:00 Atlanta, Georgia-C.E. Mendez Foundation Corporate Headquarters TGFD 6-8 (For Officers already trained in School Based […]

Two Tennessee L.E.A.D. Instructors Honored in Knoxville!

Congratulations L.E.A.D. INSTRUCTORS Sgt Wendy Garrison and Officer Kim Lay for being recognized for Community Policing efforts in Knoxville, Tennessee


ATTN: VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS & CONNECTICUT We are excited to announce that L.E.A.D. – Law Enforcement Against Drugs is continuing its expansion into the Northeast with Instructor Training on January 9th through 13th at the Fireside Inn and Suites in West Lebanon, New Hampshire(on the Vermont border). L.E.A.D. has increased dramatically since we […]

Monthly Spotlights

School of the Month

Memorial Middle School

Memorial Middle School is one of two middle schools in the Fair Lawn Public School System. Under the leadership of Principal Scott Helfand and Vice-Principal Dominick Tarquinio, Memorial educates 459 students in grades 6-8.

Fair Lawn Police Department has offered drug, alcohol and violence prevention education to the Fair Lawn Public School System since 1990. It began offering the L.E.A.D. curriculum since its start in New Jersey.

L.E.A.D. Officers Gerard Graziano & Eric Eleshewich instruct 147 sixth grade students in November and December each year. At the conclusion, the L.E.A.D. graduation is held to celebrate the accomplishments of our future LEADers. Fair Lawn’s Borough Council and Police Chief are regular attendees to graduations and are some of the program's best supporters.

Other L.E.A.D. events held throughout the year include a pizza lunch after graduation, a Fair Lawn L.E.A.D. Devils' game each February, and additional L.E.A.D. instruction during the annual Junior Police Academy in July.

Instructor of the Month

Deputy Kimberly Lay

Deputy Kimberly Lay has been a law enforcement professional since 2000. She attended the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy in 2008 and since graduation, has served the East Tennessee area as a dedicated law enforcement officer. Lay has held different positions during her career including Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, K9 Officer, and Jail Administrator. She is currently assigned as a K9/School Resource Officer with the Anderson County Sheriff's Department and has been a certified drug and violence prevention instructor in the schools for the past five years. In August, she became a certified L.E.A.D. instructor and currently teaches 450 fourth graders using the Too Good for Drugs curriculum.

Deputy Lay is a member of the National Association of School Resource Officers and currently is recognized as a National School Resource Officer Practitioner. She also serves as 1st Vice President of the Tennessee School Resource Officer Association.

Deputy Lay graduated Kentucky Community College with an AS in Criminal Justice and is currently in the process of completing her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

Development Opportunities

Support L.E.A.D. on Amazon Smile!

Are you an Amazon customer? Now you can support L.E.A.D. every time you make an eligible purchase using Amazon Smile!

Simply use and log in with your Amazon account. When you make a "smile" eligible purchase, a percentage goes to L.E.A.D.!

If you already use Amazon Smile, then simply click here to switch your charity to L.E.A.D.

Recycling Program!

Any Officer who assists in securing a location for the placement of a clothing recycling container will receive resources to help your local program.

FEB 26th - MARCH 1st | 8:00AM - 5:00PM

2nd Annual 21st Century Drug & Violence Prevention Training Conference

Our 2nd Annual 21st Century Drug & Violence Prevention Training Conference will be held Sunday February 26, Monday February 27, Tuesday February 28 & Wednesday March 1, 2017, at Harrah’s Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

Please call L.E.A.D. if you have any questions: 609-259-2500


Harrah's Conference Center - Alantic City, NJ


8:00AM - 5:00PM

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