L.E.A.D. program concludes for 2023-2024 school year at B-B-E

At the May 22 meeting of the Belgrade-Brooten police board, Police Chief Casey Jansky spoke about the conclusion of his first run with the L.E.A.D. program at B-B-E elementary school.

The L.E.A.D. program stands for Law Enforcement Against Drugs. It is a non-profit 501C3 organization supported by dedicated police officers who are committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence. This is accomplished through education on bullying and violence and effective substance abuse prevention training programs.

The 10-week L.E.A.D. program at B-B-E concluded with a special ceremony on May 16 featuring B-B-E third graders who successfully completed the program. At B-B-E, the Belgrade-Brooten police department incorporates some type of drug awareness and anti-bullying education at an age-appropriate level beginning in kindergarten.

Jansky said, "It was a fun year, and next school year I hope it will be even better now that I have one year under my belt. It was humbling to hear what students learned and the takeaways they got from the program."

The department was at 420 ICRs as of the time of the April report on May 22.

April Incident complaint report (ICR) totals by category: false alarm 1, animal bite complaint 1, ATV accident 1, community engagement 1, car service 1, LEAD program 5, fraud 1, matter of information 3, motorist assist 3, attend meeting 2, gun permit 1, property damage 1, school patrol 8, speed trailer 1, suspicious person 2, traffic stop 76, vehicle in the ditch 1, warrant 2, medical alarm 1, agency assist 13, civil matter 2, accident with injuries 1, DANCO violation 1, dog complaint 1, harassment complaint 1, intoxicated person 1, medical emergency 2, no pay customer 3, phone call 2, school bus/school violation 1, special detail 2, student contact 1, theft 2, training 1, verbal dispute 1, welfare check 1.


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