Cops Helping Kids Succeed!!!
The Oklahoma City Police Athletic League (OKC PAL) is a juvenile crime prevention program providing educational and athletic activities for all children, primarily those in high-risk neighborhoods. OKC PAL brings youth under the constructive influence of responsible adults and police officers who volunteer their time as positive role models.
OKC PAL was formed in 1991 through a resolution approved by the Oklahoma City Council. The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues, recognized as the largest juvenile crime prevention program in the nation, certified OKC PAL as a chapter member on March 11, 1991. OKC PAL is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation governed by a Board of Directors comprised of members from the community. It is staffed with full-time sworn police officers and police employees from the OCPD Police Community Relations Unit. The first OKC PAL Center, located at 3816 S. Robinson, opened in October 2009 serving the Capitol Hill community on the south side of Oklahoma City.
OKC PAL is dedicated to reducing crime by providing safe, healthy alternatives for children from high risk neighborhoods. PAL exists with the belief children can stay away from negative lifestyle choices such as gangs and drugs when offered positive, healthy alternatives. PAL is not like any other program. It is driven by a philosophy of teamwork, fair play, courtesy and consideration for others. It’s about “Cops Helping Kids Succeed!”