Police Athletic League

The East Lansing Police Athletic League (PAL) is a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily on athletics and recreational activities to tighten the bond between police officers and youth in the community. It is a non-profit organization and is funded through donations and fundraisers.


2017 Registration Form


Community youth are invited to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, to play basketball with PAL on April 17 and April 24 (grades K-2) and April 19 and 26 (grades 3-4) from 6-7 p.m. View the 2017 Registration Form (PDF)

How PAL Works


PAL prevents youth crime by providing structured activities supervised by officers and community members. This reduction in crime is achieved through supervised athletics as well as educational and social development activities, which foster self-esteem and respect for law and order.

Since PAL's inception, there have been more than 3,000 participants. PAL currently offers a number of organized activities, including basketball, dodgeball and bowling.

For information on the program contact (517) 319-6897, ext. 6467.

Current PAL Leadership


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