Making Friends

Children who have positive experiences with police officers are much less likely to commit crimes.

Supporting Academic Success

96% of of PAL participants, attending 60 days or more, were promoted to the next grade level on time.

Building Citizens

Nearly 9 out of 10 police chiefs nationwide say that expanding afterschool programs is one of the most effective ways to reduce juvenile crime.

Benefiting The Community

Every dollar spent on youth development programs turns into $3 of economic value to the community.

Getting Active

Participating in youth sports help children develop both physically and mentally while teaching them to work with others as a team.

Sheriff John Rutherford

"We pride ourselves in the day to day activities that we are able to provide for PAL kids. Our goal is to instill good character, discipline and leadership skills in our youth of Jacksonville."



Our Mission

The Police Athletic League

of Jacksonville enriches the

lives of children by creating

positive relationships

between law enforcement

officers and the youth of

our community through

educational, athletic and

leadership programs.

PAL Today...
   Leader for Life

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Success Stories

Our programs provide direction and focus to local kids.



News & Events

Join us on Monday, October 27th 2014 at San Jose Country Club for the 16th Annual Sheriff’s Cup Golf Tournament! This will be Sheriff John Rutherford’s last tournament with PAL.

Support PAL and join Sheriff Rutherford on the green by Clicking Here!