EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Monday, January 27th, Officer Reggie Wright, with the support of Ptl. Bruce Diamond and Chief of Police Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department (EBPD), hosted L.E.A.D. Appreciation (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) Night at Hammarskjold Middle School’s JMPAC.  Four of East Brunswick’s elementary schools participated in the L.E.A.D. program during the first half of the year.  Fifth grade students and their families from Bowne Munroe, Chittick, Memorial and Lawrence Brook were invited to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of their students in the 10-week L.E.A.D. program.  Grade 5 students at Central, Frost, Irwin, and Warnsdorfer will participate in the L.E.A.D. program during the second half of the year.

The L.E.A.D. program is taught by Officer Wright through ten lessons that focus on character development, goal setting, decision-making and consequences, effective communication and peer pressure.  After focusing on character development, the program moves into the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco and strategies for making good choices to continue to achieve ones goals.  East Brunswick Public Schools appreciate the collaboration with the EBPD and we look forward to the next round of L.E.A.D. training for our students as well as the next L.E.A.D. Appreciation Night scheduled for June 1, 2020 at Churchill Junior High School’s Cafetorium.