The Lincoln Park Police Department offers the L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) program to 2nd, 4th and 5th grade students at both public schools in the Borough. Lincoln Park Police Department L.E.A.D. Officers are proud to work within the Lincoln Park School Public School District to educate students on the dangers posed by drugs and crime.
The L.E.A.D. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. Prior to entering the L.E.A.D. program, officers undergo 80 hours of special training in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills.
L.E.A.D. Officers play an instrumental role in not only educating students, but forming a strong partnership among the police, schools, parents and children. By teaching students good decision-making skills they need to avoid high-risk behavior, L.E.A.D. training helps to ensure they grow up healthy, safe, and secure. The skills that students learn through this program are important life lessons that will stay with them as they mature.