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L.E.A.D. has been awarded a (5) year grant of $1,875,000

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ON THE STREET AND IN THE CLASSROOM

 

December 2016

From Our Board

November was a very busy month. Our LEAD THE WAY GALA was a huge success where we honored three great individuals Richard A. “Bo”, Dietl, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, and Michael B. Solakov. Joe Piscopo hosted this spectacular event.

 

We participated in the League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City. Leo was a big hit in front of 10,000 attendees.

We had a one week training where we certified over 20 new instructors.

As we head in to the holiday season we wish you and your families a safe, happy & healthy celebration.

What's Happening

L.E.A.D. Awarded a 5 Year Grant from the Drug Abuse Education Fund administered by the NJ Dept of Education

We are proud to announce that L.E.A.D. has been awarded a (5) year grant of $1,875,000 from the Drug Abuse Education Fund administered by the NJ Dept of Education. This competitive bid process was completed with the assistance of staff and technical advisers. With the acceptance and award of this grant, the scope of school based law enforcement drug prevention will change for the better and […]

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

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Monthly Spotlights

School District of the Month


Atlantic City School District

L.E.A.D. School District of the Month is The Atlantic City School District. Officers Dayton Brown,Michelle Clarke, and Kevin Francis teach approximately 300 Kindergarten, 4th grade, and 9th grade students each week. The Atlantic City School District consists of Atlantic City High School, MLK School Complex, Brighton Ave School, Texas Avenue School, and Richmond Ave School.

In the Atlantic City School District, 2 classes each from 5 schools are chosen to be taught the L.E.A.D Curriculum from October to December then 5 new schools from January to March. A total of 3 L.E.A.D. Instructors are assigned to specific schools with a new L.E.A.D Certified Officer. Officer Muhamad Kaiser is our newest L.E.A.D. Certified Officer and will be added in January. The L.E.A.D. Curriculum is also taught by Officer Clark at The Police Athletic League during the Summer Program and is also part of The Junior Police Academy attendees also during the summer months.

Instructor of the Month


Officer Andy Tweedley

(Officer Andy Tweedley, Lindenwold Police Department)

A Father of 3 children and husband to Colleen, Officer Tweedley chose to purchase a home and seek employment with the Lindenwold Police Department in 2002. Prior experience includes the Camden City Police Department and Camden County Juvenile Detention. He is assigned to Patrol Division within the Police Department of 40 sworn officers.

Officer Tweedley has taken an interest in the younger generation after seeing some young men and women making bad choices during his time in the Camden City Police Department and the Camden County Youth Detention Center. In 2007 Officer Tweedley was asked to be part of the police department's Community Affairs.

Officer Tweedley continues to be a part of Community Affairs and is currently assigned as the Lindenwold School Districts School Resource Officer (SRO). Tweedley is the only SRO in the Lindenwold School District at this time. His responsibilities include overseeing 20 Lindenwold Police Department Crossing Guards, safety and emergency assistance for five schools within the district (Lindenwold Preschool, School #4, School #5, Middle School, and Lindenwold High School).

Officer Tweedley investigates incidents within the district and patrols all the schools each day. He also teaches L.E.A.D. to eight 6th grade classes at the Lindenwold Middle School at this time. Recently, Officer Tweedley and the Lindenwold Police Department upgraded the old Lindenwold Township Police Car with new L.E.A.D. decals.

The L.E.A.D. Car is a 1963 Dodge 330 and is painted and decaled exactly as it would have been in 1963 if it were used as a police patrol vehicle. The L.E.A.D. Car has never left the Borough of Lindenwold. It was bought in town at an old Dodge Dealer in 1963 and truly was that little old ladies car before being donated to the Lindenwold Police Department by Retired Sgt. Lowell Burlap, who was also a school based Officer. The car has 44,000 original miles on it and runs great.

Officer Tweedley looks forward to having the vehicle restored some day. Officer Tweedley lives and works in Lindenwold and is committed to helping the residents of Lindenwold and the State of New Jersey.

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 smile.amazon.com 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.

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!

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Location

Pulse Restaurant - 45 Rockefeller Plaza - New York City

Special Features

Silent Auction
Live Music
Great Food

Honoring

Chief Don DeLucca and Stan Lee

SUN 2/26 - WED 3/1 2017

L.E.A.D. Training Conference 2017

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

Location

Harrah's Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ

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