L.E.A.D. August Newsletter 2017

From Our Board

Happy Summer! We anticipate a banner year for L.E.A.D. Please keep in touch with us through our website www.leadrugs.org and review our training schedule which is filling up fast.

Our board is diligently working in strategic planning groups this summer and staying focused on growing the organization.

Our workbook pick-up has taken place. If you have not sent your forms in, please get your order forms in as soon as possible and contact the office to schedule a pick up.

In addition, with the assistance of President Joseph J. Grano, we have been assisted by a branding and marketing firm to grow the organization. Please send along any and all information about your program so we can promote great things with community services.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

What’s Happening

Nick De Mauro Addresses the NASRO Conference

“It was an honor this morning to address over 1000 attendees of the NASRO Conference in the Nations Capital. Special thanks to Mo Canady, Executive Director of NASRO, for his support of L.E.A.D. and dedication to Law Enforcement.” – Nick De Mauro

Recap from Green Mountain Fair at Manchester

We had a great weekend at the Green Mountain State Fair. Check out our full event recap album on facebook if you could not attend this year!


Become a Member of our Training Team

We have developed a great team of certified trainers to provide curricula and technical assistance to law enforcement agencies & school districts.

If you are interested in becoming a LEADer and member of our training team, please send an email to training@leadrugs.org with a bio attached by August 20. You may also call us at 609-259-2500 to receive more information.


-Law Enforcement Officers with a minimum of 1 year experience

-More than one year experience in School Based Prevention Services

-L.E.A.D. Instructor Certification

-If active law Enforcement a letter signed by your Chief authorizing participation


L.E.A.D. Instructor Training Schedule Announcement

Our Instructor classes are rapidly filling up and we are considering running another class in New Jersey to assist with the high demand. If you are interested in any of the training’s please fill out a registration form and send it in to our office as soon as possible.


Monthly Spotlights

Instructor of the Month

Sgt. Mark Higginbottom

Sgt. Mark Higginbottom has been an officer for 16 years. He is the Coordinator for the L.E.A.D. program at the Middle Township Police Department. He currently is the Sergeant for our Special Services Unit, which is our community relation unit and our school liaison unit. He is a graduate of the New Jersey State Association of the Chief of Police Command and Leadership Program. He is married and a proud parent of two young boys. He served in the United States Marine Corp, rising to the rank of Sergeant. This year Sergeant Higginbottom created and organized the first ever Middle Township Police Department Youth Summer Camp. The camp targeted kids between sixth-eighth grade and was a week long free of charge for our area youth. The camp was a huge success with nearly 50 kids and over $9,000 raised in donations. This camp will become an annual camp for years to come.

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