Police Activities League (PAL)

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

For more information, e-mail Sgt. Dave Hosfield at Dave.Hosfield@phoenix.gov.