“If it wasn’t for the PAL program, it would never have opened my eyes to a career in law enforcement. I wouldn’t have gotten a glimpse into a day in the life of a police officer. As of right now, I’m pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Coming from the urban community, you don’t get a lot of interaction with police officers unless you are getting in trouble. It was a really good program- I was able to connect with mentors and make friends that I still keep in touch with. It was such a positive experience.
The PAL is a safe place for kids in the urban community to go, interact with each other and with police officers, and do things they would not normally have the opportunity to do.”