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Police Athletic League (PAL)

DPS partners with the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) to support area youths through PAL engagement and events.

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The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a non-profit corporation that helps youngsters develop meaningful and productive lives through a variety of educational and recreational programs. PAL programs include a wide variety of sports-related clubs and teams, homework clubs, educational challenges and games, computer labs, and personal programs developed to enhance self-esteem and a positive self-image.

Our Commitment to PAL

The Division of Public Safety has designated a full-time UPPD officer to be assigned to the Police Athletic League. PAL staff and UPPD commanders work together regularly to facilitate youth involvement with Penn Athletics, such as attendance at football and basketball games, and the Penn Relays. Penn students, particularly from fraternities and sororities, have volunteered their time this past year, in mentoring community youth at the PAL center.

Support Philly PAL

If you would like to learn more about PAL activities, or volunteer with their myriad programs, contact Chief Gary Williams at 215-898-0292 or email