About Boston Police Activities League
Incorporated in 1986, Boston PAL was organized by members of the Boston Police Department and other concerned citizens as a community crime prevention resource and was the first Police Athletic League in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Originally known as Boston Police Athletics League, it is now referred to as the Boston Police Activities League to better reflect the diversity of programming opportunities that the organization offers and to attract a broader group of youth. The Police Activities League currently is one of the largest independent youth serving agencies in the City of Boston supporting over 6,500 youth each year.
Mayor of Boston, Martin J. Walsh
Commissioner, Willam G. Gross
Chairman, Charles E. Batchelder
Since 1985, PAL has empowered the BPD to transform the lives of both members of the communities in which they serve, as well as their officers.
PAL programs positively impact the lives of over 6,500 youth each year.
In the last 12 months, over 350 officers participated in PAL sponsored programs and activities.
PAL has provided 9 million dollars in funding throughout its history to support BPD efforts around Community Policing.