Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.), a national nonprofit organization committed to protecting children from the risks of drugs and violence, awarded Police Officer Adam Edwards of the Bordentown Township Police Department with the New Jersey Instructor of the Year award.
“We want to congratulate Officer Edwards on his outstanding efforts in implementing the L.E.A.D. program to benefit his community and state,” said Nick DeMauro, executive director and chief executive officer of L.E.A.D., said in the statement. “He did a tremendous job on enlightening students in Bordentown on the dangers of drugs and violence, which we commend him on.”
L.E.A.D. provides the leadership and resources so law enforcement agencies can partner with educators, community leaders and families with the only proven effective anti–drug, anti–violence curriculum for students K-12. Over the course of the 10-week program, officers and educators teach the curriculum implemented by L.E.A.D. to educate youth on how they can make smart decisions without the involvement of drugs. L.E.A.D. currently operates in 37 states across the U.S., according to the statement.