Police Activities League (PAL)

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​​​​​​​The Phoenix Police Department's Police Activities League (PAL) was reintroduced to the community in June of 2016 to address the needs of at-risk youth and build positive relationships between youth and the police.  PAL brings together police officers and boys and girls through sports and school-related activities.  The PAL program incorporates service-minded officers who are committed to being positive role models for the city's youth.  PAL teaches youth the importance of integrity, respect, discipline, self-esteem, leadership, teamwork, and other valuable life skills that breed success. 

In order to accurately reflect the efforts in building positive relationships in the community, PAL officers work within the following guidelines: 

  • Collaborate with groups and organizations who have committed to working with the PAL program.
  • Engage with youth at locations and centers throughout the City of Phoenix.
  • Participate in youth focused programs.  

The following organizations are partners with PAL in developing youth engagement and mentorship: 

  • Ability360
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Arizona Rattlers
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
  • City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation
  • Franklin Police and Fire High School
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Phoenix Mercury
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center Phoenix South Mountain
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA
  • Wake Up!
  • Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix

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Hiking trip to Utah/Colorado at times we get to go out of town to different states with our hiking club and experience different types of hikes one in particular was called The Black Hole.

The PAL team participated in a Build A Bear event to give back to the community and help out the Family Advocacy Center.

A community event where PAL participates in a Toy Drive for the Phoenix Children's Hospital this is a yearly event where the Toys are donated to the Rare blood disorder/cancer wing of the hospital.​

 PAL has their own basketball team/s where they travel and play teens from in state and out of state some of the teens have had the opportunity to be scouted for scholarships.​

WWE Royal Rumble We get the chance to take young teens to special events held throughout the city. This event gave young teens to experience the Royal Rumble something that they would not normally get the chance to experience.


The Phoenix Police Foundation [a 501(C)(3)] was established in 2002 with the intent to gain community support for unmet police department capital needs.  The Foundation provides critical funding for PAL programming.​


For more information, e-mail Sgt. Ryan Merrill at ryan.merrill@phoenix.gov.