Officer Alex Price serves as our departments LEAD Officer (formerly taught as D.A.R.E). Officer Price maintains a great relationship with our students in schools and instructs them in the LEAD curriculum, which has been well received by both students and educators.
"Too Good for Drugs and Too Good for Violence"
Too Good puts Social and Emotional Learning to work through fun and interactive lessons, building the self confidence young people need to make healthy choices and achieve success.
We are proud to be in partnership with the Mendez Foundation in offering the only K-12 proven-evidence based curricula taught in the United States by police officers.
Too Good for Drugs and Too Good for Violence promote positive, pro-social attitudes and behaviors, while fostering healthy relationships, resistance to substance abuse and conflict, and resistance to negative peer pressure and influence.
Too Good mitigates risk factors and promotes resiliency through the development of these skills and traits:
For any questions regarding the LEAD program, please contact Officer Alex Price
Safety Town is a two-hour a day, two-week program for children that teaches safety lessons on strangers, traffic, pedestrians, bicycles, fire safety, bus safety, water safety and computer safety. This community service program is supported by the Andover Township Police Department. Safety Town is sponsored by the National Safety Town Council, Cleveland, Ohio, and is endorsed by the National Safety Council. Safety Town was started in Mansfield, Ohio in 1937 and has been presented throughout the country since that time.
The program is open to all incoming kindergarten students at the Florence M. Burd Elementary School. The community response of the program has been phenomenal and our officers look forward to participating every year. We arrange many interesting visitors, including the Andover Township Fire Department, Lakeland Emergency Squad, Andover Animal Hospital, and a student-favorite, the Atlantic Air One MEDEVAC Helicopter.
For registration, please contact the Florence M. Burd School at 973-940-1234.
BREAST CANCER DONATIONS
The Police Department has been supportive of the Center for Breast Health at Newton Medical Center. Throughout the last two years, the department has raised over $3,000 by selling pink patches and breast cancer awareness T-Shirts! For more information, please contact the Police Department.
The Police Department participates in an annual bicycle safety grant. The poster drawing contest winners receive a brand new bike and a helmet!
POLICE IN OUR COMMUNITY
There are many more programs, and if there is any that you can think of please contact us! We are happy to involve in the community and would love to hear suggestions.