MIDDLETOWN, NJ - L.E.A.D. is proud to announce the appointment of Chief R. Craig Weber of Middletown Township to the New Jersey L.E.A.D Law Enforcement Advisory Board.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to help protect our young by providing an effective evidence-based drug education and violence prevention program,” said Chief Weber about the L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs)
Middletown has 13 township officers certified to teach the “Too Good for Drugs” curriculum adopted by the L.E.A.D. program. They present the program to fifth grade students in township schools, he said.
Chief R. Craig Weber, a life-long Middletown resident, was appointed Chief in 2014. Under his watch several community programs have been instituted including the L.E.A.D. program, the Home Security program, and Police Youth Week. As of 2015 Middletown’s Crime Index has fallen to its lowest level since 1969 number.
He has been a member of Middletown’s Police Department since 1993. During his career, Chief Weber has held various assignments in the Patrol Division, Traffic Safety Bureau, Detective Bureau and Technical Services Division.
Police Chief Weber has earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy from Monmouth University, and a master’s degree in administrative science with graduate certificates in law and public safety administration and human resources administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a graduate certificate in criminal justice education from the University of Virginia. He also earned the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Accredited Chief Executive program’s Advanced Level Certification.
In addition, he has attended many professional development courses including the F.B.I. National Academy. Weber has also received a number of awards and commendations during his career, and has been recognized as Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Police Supervisor of the Year.
Chief Weber is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association.
Chief Weber is looking forward to bringing drug and violence prevention services to a new level “On the Street and in the Classroom”.