Stafford Police Ask Residents: Don’t Support LEAD

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STAFFORD – Stafford police are urging residents against donating to a certain drug prevention curriculum called LEAD, or Law Enforcement Against Drugs.

In a social media post, Stafford Township Police officials requested that residents refrain from donating to LEAD, as Stafford police do not support the program and it is not taught in Stafford schools.

While other New Jersey communities may incorporate LEAD into their curriculum, Stafford has practiced DARE, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, for many years.

“We have been a proud DARE community for 30 years. These funds raised by LEAD in their solicitation campaign will NOT benefit our community, school children, school system or Police Department in any way,” stated police in the post.

Police noted that donation requests for LEAD can pop up at various retail locations, via telephone, or even door to door.

For more information, contact Chief Thomas Dellane at 609-597-1189 x8318 or email tdellane@staffordpolice.org.

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