Tested Proven Effective

The only k-12 proven-evidence based curricula taught in the united states by police officers.

The LEAD the Way Initiative was formed in order to raise awareness and much needed funds to address the drug and opioid crisis we face today.  Our children have the right to a life free of substance abuse, despair, and violence.  In the Tri-State area we have lost over 10,000 of our friends, family members, and neighbors to drug overdoses in 2016.  In New Jersey, the CDC reports, drug overdose deaths are up 42.3%.

Our Children deserve a proven effective education/ prevention curriculum that provides them with the critical information and skills they need to live healthy lives free of substance abuse and violence.

Our L.E.A.D. instructors provide the only tested and proven effective, evidence based, K-12 anti-drug/anti-violence curriculum delivered by law enforcement.  L.E.A.D. directly addresses opioids in its curriculum and we are currently in 340 communities here in New Jersey.  Our L.E.A.D. officers are the last line of defense in our schools.

If you are on this page, you may have already met one of our L.E.A.D. Program Awareness representatives in your community They are there to raise awareness and help us raise funds to address a drug and opioid epidemic that requires our collective immediate response.

Your support is appreciated and will assist L.E.A.D. and local communities like yours, in three ways

  • Your donation will assist and subsidize L.E.A.D. agencies with obtaining student workbooks.
  • Your donation will subsidize training cost for new L.E.A.D. trainings, update trainings, and training conferences.
  • Your donation will provide donated toys and other items directly to L.E.A.D. agencies and communities right here in New Jersey.

If you do not have L.E.A.D. in your community please call our office at (609) 259-2500.  We would be eager to contact your local police department to provide them further information.

LEAD partner Liam Raredon and two future LEADers at the Staples in Hamilton.  Thanks for the generous support!


L.E.A.D. Shout Out

A generous supporter who made a $200 donation to our L.E.A.D
Program Awareness Specialist, Janet, in front of GameStop in Freehold on May 8th, 2018.

Shout Out for Mayor David R. Mayer, Gloucester Township!

The Mayor made a generous donation to our L.E.A.D. Program Development Team on Saturday, October 6th. Thank you for your generous support of our L.E.A.D. efforts in Gloucester Township and thank you for making always making a positive difference in the lives of children.

Thank you Ray Pastore for your generous donation and your support or our L.E.A.D. efforts!

Locations for December, 2019

Game Stop 10853 Olson Dr Ranch Cordova 95670 Jeff 916-852-6892 Dec 2~7  
Ulta Beauty 10919 Olson Dr Ranch Cordova 95670 Anna 916-853-2216 Dec 2~7  
Rite Aid 9133 Kiefer Blvd Sacramento 95826 Shawn ( girl) 916-366-1377 Dec 2~7  
Game Stop 6029 Florin Rd  Sacramento 95823 Peter 916-399-5543 Dec 2~7  
Old Navy 2755 E Bidwell St Folsom 95630 Tracie 916-983-6436 Dec 2~7  
Safeway 1235 Stratford Ave Dixon 95620 Denise 707-678-7400 Dec 2~7  
VIRGINIA BEACH              
Walmart SC 546 First Colonial Rd  Virginia Beach  23451 Derrick 757-364-7616 Dec 2-8  
Floor n decor 312 Constitution Drive Virginia Beach 23462 Joey 757-364-6756 Dec 2-8  
Care A Lot 301 Oyster Point Newport News 23602 Justin 757-969-1004 Dec 2-8  
5 Below 1501 Sentinel Dr #400 Chesapeake 23320 Christy GM 757-494-8713 Dec 2-8 by pillar
Kroger 1653 Sentinel Drive Chesapeake 23320 Petra 757-389-7326 Dec 2-8  
Tractor supply 110 Norge Lane Williamsburg 23188 Elizabeth 757-259-1633 Dec 2-8  
Starbucks (Early Bird) 609 Baltimore Blvd Westminster  21157 Paula (410)871-1014 2-8 dec  
Petco 400 Englar Rd Westminster 21157 Zack (410) 871-2405 2-8 dec  
Michaels 402 Englar Rd Westminster 21157 Tony 410 871 0921 2-8 dec  
Roy Rogers 6 Baltimore Blvd Westminster  21157 Tina (410)848-2597 2-8 dec  
Staples 405 N Center St Westminster 21157 Tarodd (410) 857-3950 2-8 dec  
Walmart 2320 Hanover Pike Hampstead 21074 Ethan (410) 374-5344 2-8 dec  
Home Depot 2703 Pulaski Hwy Edgewood 21040 Brian K. (410) 612-8114 2-8 dec  
Harbor Freight 1901-C, Pulaski Hwy Edgewood   Maurice 410 671 7192 2-8 dec  
Santa’s Farm Fest 10102 Fingerboard Rd Ijamsville 21754 Debbie 301-865-9203 7-8 Dec  
Kohl’s 840 market st westminster 21157 Brian 410 871 3278 3rd and 6th dec  
Peet’s 896 Sir Francis Drake Blvd San Anselmo 94960 Correy 415-306-0310 12.2-12.7  
Panda Express 804 Southampton Rd Benicia 94510 Kirby 707-745-3763 12.2-12.7  
King Soopers  750 N Ridge Rd  Castle Rock  80104 Sherri 303-660-2500 Dec 2-Dec 3 Monday and Tuesday ONLY
Walgreens 14 E Allen St  Castle Rock  80108 Jason 303-663-6858 Dec 2-Dec 8 ALL WEEK
7 Eleven 3520 Town Center Dr Highlands Ranch 80129 Brian 303-470-1315 Dec 2-Dec 8 ALL WEEK
King Soopers 1155 E 9th Ave  Denver  80218 Dena 303-832-5262 Dec 4 Wednesday Only

We are providing available supporter static stickers that can be placed on and off easily. Our Development Specialist will be selling them throughout the state of New Jersey for $5.00 and allocate $1.00 of every sticker sale sold, to that local community. We will ensure that a portion of the proceeds gets allocated for local L.E.A.D. activities.

If a local L.E.A.D. Chapter wants to use it for a local fundraiser, we ask that the sticker also be sold for $5.00.

However, the sticker will also be on sale for $5.00 through our Merchandise Company for you to distribute to supporters in your community.

We have two vendors which we utilize for our recycling program. Any Officer who assists in securing a location for the placement of a clothing recycling container will receive a special credit to their allocated account.

Please call 609-468-3215 for more info!