The Ramsey Police Department has been providing anti-drug education to Ramsey students at all grade levels. Officer Diane Warnet was selected to lead the Ramsey Police Department’s Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) Program. As Lead Instructor, Ptlw. Warnet works with the principals and teachers at Dater School and the Academy of St. Paul to provide anti-drug education to the students in the 5th grade program.
Students first learn essential life skills that help them build a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. First, in-classroom instruction focused on developing skills such as goal setting, decision making, identifying and managing emotions, effective communication and bonds/relationships. After developing these life skills, students were introduced to the dangers of drugs and alcohol. This includes drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, inhalants and heroin.
The Ramsey Police Department wants students to excel, so the L.E.A.D. program provides opportunities for students to reinforce the positive life skills they learn in the classroom. All of these social events, are primarily designed to increase positive interactions with one another.