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.
Through Boston PAL’s support of BPD’s initiatives, we are extending the reach and collective impact of community policing programs and helping to provide the best possible opportunities for Boston’s under-resourced youth to embark on a productive and positive journey in life. Our youth's success will impact our city for generations to come. Extraordinary youth become extraordinary leaders.
Since it's inception, 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 500 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.
PAL is uniquely positioned to play an integral role in supporting the BPD in its incredible efforts to contribute to making Boston a world-class destination. Read more about PAL's strategic plan to support their efforts in the future.