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:
- 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