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From Our Board

October flew by with great excitement. We had our Halloween Bruce Bash where a good time was had by all!

Our Board and Supporters were actively soliciting for our Gala tomorrow, November 12, at the prestigious Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. We are honoring three distinguished individuals, Bo Dietl, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and Michael Solakov.

Our Executive Director & CEO participated in the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in San Diego and support for L.E.A.D. is growing tremendously!

Stay tuned for a huge announcement!

What's Happening

Dr. Danny A. Robertozzi Appointed to the Academic Advisory Board

Dr. Danny A. Robertozzi is currently the Superintendent of Schools for the Linden Public School District. The Linden School Community is a diverse, comprehensive, Pre-K through 12th grade district with 11 schools and over 6,000 students. He began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1997. In 2003-2004 he was named Linden High School’s […]


L.E.A.D. Appoints Vice President of IN THE CLASSROOM INITIATIVES

We are proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Dianne Martello Brethauer to the position of Vice President of IN THE CLASSROOM Initiatives provided by L.E.A.D. Dr. Brethauer has a diverse background. She earned a BS in Elementary Education and English literature from Trenton State College, now TCNJ, a Masters in Educational Administration from Rutgers […]


A Letter of Support from New Jersey LT. Governor Kim Guadagno

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Peter Joseph Fox Jr. Appointed to the Law Enforcement Advisory Board & New Jersey Board of Directors

Peter currently serves as Law Enforcement Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office in Newark, New Jersey. Peter’s role is to disseminate information to law enforcement agencies with additional focus on the reduction of violent crime, use of illegal firearms, and the dismantling of criminal drug organizations. Prior to 2014 Peter was Deputy Special agent […]


Monthly Spotlights

School of the Month

North Bergen School District

The North Bergen School District is a neighborhood based school system serving students from Pre-Kindergarten to High School. The North Bergen School System curriculum is aligned with the New Jersey State Core Curriculum Content Standards and State Assessment Program.

Our Special Services Program includes an extensive program for special needs children, Speech Therapy, ESL/Bilingual Program, Gifted and Talented Program, and many community based programs such as the L.E.A.D. Program.  North Bergen was one of the first communities to adopt the L.E.A.D. program as its drug and violence prevention program. The North Bergen Police and the North Bergen Board of Education along with the North Bergen Township Administrators all fully support the North Bergen L.E.A.D. Program.

The North Bergen School System with the support of our Board of Education Administrators, Supervisors and Teaching Staff members have continued to provide sound educational services and proven classroom instruction that have enabled our students to excel in the New Jersey State Assessment at the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 11th grades.

The L.E.A.D. program is taught at the six elementary schools ( Kennedy School, McKinley School, Franklin School, Lincoln School, Horace Mann School, and Robert Fulton School ) by P.O. Joe Sitty, Ret.

Instructor of the Month

Detective Sergeant James Teehan

(Detective Sergeant James Teehan pictured above with Cheif for the Day Neha Kurian)


Detective Sergeant James Teehan has been a Police Officer with the Paramus Police Department since August 1, 1995. Sgt. Teehan is currently assigned to the juvenile bureau and community outreach division. Trained as a school based instructor in 2001 he has been actively teaching law enforcement school based programs in the Paramus elementary and middle schools since.

Sgt. Teehan has been the National Night Out coordinator for the borough for the past 6 years, organizing an event that has an attendance of over 2,000 residents. Other community events that Sgt. Teehan assists with are the annual PBA Toy Drive, Chief For a Day and the S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement) program in Paramus

Over the past 15 years the most rewarding part of his law enforcement career has been teaching at East Brook and West Brook Middle Schools. Now with the L.E.A.D. program in full swing Sgt. Teehan interacts with the students on a regular basis. The Paramus L.E.A.D. officers provide the Too Good For Drugs curriculum along with “positive alternative” trips to Medieval Times, Bounce U, The New Jersey Jackals and other events.

On a personal note, Sgt. Teehan, known as “Officer Jimmy” is married to his wife Sandy and has two children, Matthew, 15 and Christie, 12. He has been involved in recreation sports with coaching in baseball, soccer, and flag football. He spends his free time playing softball and is an active member of the Bergen County Ancient Order of Hibernians which is an Irish fraternal charity group.

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.


L.E.A.D. The Way Gala

Clear your schedule for November 12th at 6:30pm for an amazing night!
Our L.E.A.D. THE WAY GALA is hosted at the wonderful Westmount Country Club with the Rock of Ages band from Broadway featuring star Dan Domenesch. Entertainment includes dancing to the excellent tunes as well as a comedic break from our host of the evening Joe Piscopo, famous Saturday Night Live comedian!
During the Gala, we will be honoring Michael Solakov, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, and Bo Dietl.



Westmount Country Club

Special Features

Sit Down Dinner
Auction Extrodinaire
Elaborate Reception
Live Music

Saturday 12/3 7:00PM

A Night of Holidy Magic

Your invited to an evening of delicious food, live music and dancing!

Accomplish your holiday shopping with the perfect silent auction items while enjoying priceless views of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the pageantry that is Manhattan during the holidays!



Pulse Restaurant - 45 Rockefeller Plaza - New York City

Special Features

Silent Auction
Live Music
Great Food


Chief Don DeLucca and Stan Lee


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