Welcome to the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg
It is the mission of the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg to provide crime prevention programs that rely on education, recreation and athletics to facilitate a positive relationship between police officers and the community.
Founded in 1960, the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg’s primary purpose is to address the needs of youth considered disadvantaged and/or at-risk and their potential negative involvement with law enforcement. Programs address various challenges including gang involvement, conflict resolution, childhood obesity, goal setting, stranger-danger, etc. PAL’s goal is to provide youth with opportunities to become involved in alternative activities to crime, by making available a wide array of program choices designed to improve self-esteem, while learning valuable team-building skills in a structured, non-threatening environment.