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From Our Board

The L.E.A.D. board was busy this month.

The board attended and partnered with the NJSASA TECHSPO Conference in Atlantic City, NJ.

We also concluded another instructor training in Camden County, NJ and are proud to welcome ten new L.E.A.D. instructors to help children in NJ.

Another training was held in New Hampshire certifying officers as L.E.A.D. instructors.

We are busy preparing for our 3rd Annual 21st Century Drug & Violence Prevention Training Conference and Marijuana Symposium and look forward to seeing all of you there!

What's Happening

2018 L.E.A.D. Training Schedule

2018 TRAINING SCHEDULE L.E.A.D. TRAINING SCHEDULE Listed below is the schedule and overview for various levels of L.E.A.D. Instructor & Officer Training One Week New Instructor Training: Open to any Officer never trained in any drug and violence prevention program.( Successful completion certifies the Officer as a L.E.A.D. Instructor in the K-8 Too Good for […]



Conference Brochure 2018


Monthly Spotlights

School of the Month

West Deptford Township Public Schools

The West Deptford Police Department is a forty-three member department, headed by Chief Samuel DiSimone, who serves a community of roughly 20,000 residents.  For over thirty-five years, the West Deptford Police Department and West Deptford Township Public Schools have collaborated in Drug Education.  West Deptford Township Public Schools is a K-12 district that spans five schools.  West Deptford Police Department provides character development curriculum within the third grade, “Too Good For Drugs” curriculum in fifth grade, and has provided a full-time School Resource Officer to the school district. 

West Deptford Middle School services over 900 students in grades 5 through 8.  Each fifth grade class is assigned a L.E.A.D. officer from the West Deptford Police Department to visit weekly throughout the school year to teach classroom lessons. There are currently ten officers within the department that are certified L.E.A.D instructors. At the end of the school year, the West Deptford Police Department commemorates the fifth graders graduating from the L.E.A.D. Program by hosting a K-9 demonstration during the school day, followed by an after-school bowling party with members of the West Deptford Police Department.

The L.E.A.D. program’s success is due to the support it receives from the Township’s Municipal Alliance and local Township businesses.

West Deptford Middle School looks forward to continuing their partnership with the West Deptford Police Department and its L.E.A.D program in the years to come.

Instructor of the Month

Officer Hank Werner


Officer Werner started his career in Raritan Borough 3-1- 90. In Aug. 1993 he started with the New Jersey Transit Police Department and then in April 1994 with Bernard’s Township Police Department.

He was assigned to Traffic in 1997 and started teaching school based drug prevention in 2001 until he was placed back into Patrol in 2012 .He now teaches L.E.A.D. at the William Annin Middle School.

He is currently serving in the traffic division, teaching L.E.A.D. and supervising 18 crossing guards. He also assists in training the public and private school teaching in TRAP.

Officer Werner has organized National Night Out and the Somerset County Chiefs Of Police Fishing Derby for Camp Okee Sunokee, a Somerset County Parks summer camp.

Off duty he spends time with his wife Lisa, his two children and two step children.

Development Opportunities

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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.


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