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SCPAL Mission Statement

The mission of the SCPAL is to provide pro-active recreational, educational, cultural and social programs for all youth, ages six through eighteen in Stanislaus County.

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Who we are and our History

The Police Athletic/Activities League is a law enforcement movement that started in the early 1900s. PAL offers programs throughout the United States, all very different in structure and the type of programs they offer. This is done to accommodate the needs of each community they serve.  

The Stanislaus County Police Activities League is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1992. It is a program in Stanislaus County that provides kids with alternatives to drugs, gangs, and other criminal activities by offering exciting sports and leisure activities as well as educational programs.

The Stanislaus County PAL organization was founded in 1992 through the efforts of Martin G. Peterson, former Superintendent of the Stanislaus County Office of Education, and former Stanislaus County Sheriff Les Weidman. Thanks to the support of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, the county, and local partners, we have grown and provided services in many areas. 


At present, Stanislaus County PAL, in partnership with local partners such as school districts and the Stanislaus County Parks & Recreation Department, serves an average of 500 to 7,000 youth per month in Stanislaus County. This is done through after-school programs at various school districts, community centers, and sports leagues. We currently operate 46 programs at sites in Grayson, Keyes, Empire, Waterford, and Modesto.

SCPAL Administrative Staff

Mission Statement
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