L.E.A.D. Program

 

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 The Ridgefield Park Police Department recently implemented the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) Program in the Village Elementary Schools. This evidence-based program ensures we provide proven effective methods of instruction and content to serve our communities. Utilizing the Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) curriculum, our law enforcement officers, together with our educators and families, hope to reinforce a framework of skills to empower the students to lead safe and healthy lives. TGFD focuses on the importance of setting goals, building positive relationships, effectively communicating, and resisting peer pressure. This program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use, drug related crimes, bullying and violence and the benefits of a drug-free, nonviolent lifestyle. Det. Triano, Ptl. Rellinger, and Ptl. DiStasi are the L.E.A.D. instructors of the police department dedicated to being positive role models for the Ridgefield Park students and community.