Experience the Power of the Living Legend on Saturday, September 15th at 1 pm.
This is a once in a lifetime experience with one of Clark’s own-don’t miss this opportunity.
For over 60 years David Toma has brought his unparalleled experience, compassion and hope to
people around the world who are in desperate need of help while their lives spin out of control
from everything from drug addiction to teenage pregnancy. David's message has been formed
through years of real-world experience, and his credibility is beyond question.
David is a former Marine drill instructor and Marine boxing champion. He was hailed as the most astounding
Marine at Parris Island in the 1950s. He has received numerous awards worldwide including
being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. David Toma is the recipient of numerous humanitarian
awards. Among them are the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion, an honor he
shares with four United States presidents. He also received the Olympic Medal from the Government
of Montreal, Canada, recognizing his work counseling Canadian youth and adults during the
1976 Canadian Summer Games.
David has seen how drugs and alcohol can destroy lives through his years as a highly
decorated New Jersey police detective. He was a Newark police officer for 21 years, 17 of which
were as a detective in the vice, gambling and narcotics squad. His arrest record is unmatched,
numbering in the thousands, with an unheard of 90 percent conviction record. It was Toma’s
innovative use of disguises in his work that drew the attention of other law enforcement agencies
and Hollywood. David has had two Hollywood TV series made based on his work as an undercover
narcotics detective, "TOMA" and "BARETTA".
David has been acclaimed by newspapers as "the greatest detective alive". He has reached out to
over 40 million people through more than 15,000 appearances worldwide. He's also dedicated his
life to bringing his powerful message on drugs to young people everywhere. Despite David Toma's
busy schedule and great demand, the library was able to arrange for him to be a guest speaker in
September. He will be speaking at the library on September 15th at 1 PM.
Registration will begin Friday, August 4th.