The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon academics and recreational activities to create and maintain the bond between police officers and kids on the street.
PAL is based on the strong belief that children, if reached early enough, can develop a strong positive attitude towards police officers in their journey through life towards the goal of adulthood and good citizenship.
The aim of our efforts is to build self-esteem and resiliency in youth, and to provide positive alternatives to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, delinquency, violence, gang activity, and other negative behaviors. PAL programs include: Youth Leadership Group, football, cheer, basketball, after-school programs, and summer camp. PAL serves over 400 kids, and many of these children use the PAL center as their second home.