Kearny COP addresses Garfield School sixth-graders on dangers of substance abuse, gangs

Officers Jack Grimm and Vanessa Sevillano, members of the Kearny Police Department’s Community-Oriented Policing unit, via the Law Enforcement Against Drugs program (LEAD) were at Kearny’s Garfield School today addressing the sixth-graders on the dangers of underage drinking, smoking, drug abuse and gang membership. The presentation was powerful — and the kids were very in tune with the messages Grimm and Sevillano delivered. We will have a full recap of the presentation in an upcoming edition of The Observer, but in the meantime, here are some images of the presentation.

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