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160 NW 24th Street Bay 17
Boca Raton FL 33432
P: (561) 750-5477
P: (561) 338-1271

In January of 1991, the Boca Raton Police Services Department started a local Police Athletic League (PAL) Chapter.

To date, our PAL has grown to assist youth who are at risk of academic failure, substance abuse or criminal activity by providing safe places for them to go during non-school hours with structured recreational activities. Boca Raton Police Officers act as role models to city youth and assist with sports, leadership, and educational programs.

The Boca Raton Police Athletic League has played a major role in the positive development of many of its youth participants. As a result, of their involvement with PAL, a number of the youngsters have experience improvements academically and athletically. This has led to scholarship awards to private middle schools and high schools as well as college and universities. In addition to this, many of the participants have won titles in their area of sports. Titles include the National Silver Gloves Boxing Champion, National Silver Gloves Regional Boxing Champions, and State Wrestling Champions.

These achievements have resulted in greater self-esteem, improved decision making skills, better citizenship, and enhanced quality of life. The benefit of this growth and success extends beyond the program, as these youngsters become positive role models for peers and younger children in the community.