Community Policing

Police Athletic league (PAL)

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a recreation oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily
on athletics and recreational activities to tighten the bond between police officers and kids in the community.
First incorporated in the early 1930's, the PAL has a long history of developing bonds between cops and kids.

The Police Athletic League is based on the 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
citizenship

A PAL program brings youngsters under the supervision and constructive influence of a responsible law
enforcement agency and expands public awareness about the role of a police officer. That role is the positive
reinforcement and support of the responsible values and attitudes instilled in young people by their parents.





Contact Information
430 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 908-322-7100