The Secaucus Police Department’s L.E.A.D. / Too Good for Drugs program falls under the Traffic Division Command. L.E.A.D./Too Good for Drugs officers are specially trained in areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques, and communication skills. Police Officers are certified to instruct students in the L.E.A.D./Too Good for Drugs programs. Officers teach the L.E.A.D. curriculum in grades 1, 3, 5, and 8 at all of our schools.
All our L.E.A.D. programs are accredited, which apply evidence-based best practices and discuss their effectiveness, teach strategies for building resiliency, and teach life skills and prevention strategies. Each Too Good program received a third-party researcher evaluation where researchers used randomized treatment-control group designs (pre-test/post-test, 20 week post-test, or one year follow-up). These researchers examined pre-test, equivalence between treatment and control groups, potential bias of loss of student data over time; quality of program implementation; and estimates of reliability and validity of assessment tools.