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Start a PAL Chapter

Thank you for your interest in starting a PAL Chapter in your community. National PAL continues to move from the "World's Best Kept Secret," to "The World's Foremost Leader in Engaging Kids, Cops, and Community". 

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The National Police Athletics/Activities Leagues, Inc. exists to prevent juvenile crime and violence by providing civic, athletic, recreational, and educational opportunities and resources to PAL Chapters. As a member of National PAL, you will have access to resources and opportunities to grow your programming and enhance the quality of individual programming. Such resources include funding opportunities through various grants, general liability protection programs, programming opportunities through affiliate organizations, and goods and services provided by corporate partners and supporting organizations. In addition, National PAL your Chapter with an opportunity to bring your young athletes together to compete in a championship environment in several sports. We also provide a platform for your young leaders to meet in DC for our National Youth Leadership Summit. 

 We are confident that with your commitment to building a strong and successful PAL Chapter that will we continue to bridge the divide between law enforcement officers and youth through structured out-of-school-time initiatives and effectively increase social-emotional skills development, positive classroom behavior, school attendance, and high school graduation rates, helping youth to excel in their future. 

A Member’s status is as an independent organization whose operations/activities are not subject to, nor afforded any form of oversight, inspection, or control by National PAL and that said Member is solely responsible for the conduct of its employees, volunteers, invitees, and others who engage in Member operations/activities.

Ready to start a PAL Chapter? First, download the Getting Started Checklist.  Then review our Getting Start Guide.

If you need assistance, give us a call in the office at (202) 455-4005.

When you have your Bylaws and Letter of Engagement (and 501(c)(3) paperwork if applicable) it's time to register your new PAL Chapter. Click here to access the NPAL Chapter Registration Instructions or click here to access Downloadable Registration instructions.