Connecting Kids, Cops & Communities
Police know the struggles that kids face.
Our programs are the key to helping break the cycles of
crime and delinquency among at risk youth.
01. Promoting Academic Success
Academic success is essential to the overall success of youth in our community.
Our PAL Patrol Program works with specific classrooms to help motivate students and ensure success in school. Officers assist teachers by visiting their classrooms to discuss different topics or issues students are facing, in hopes of creating positive connections between police and students.
The PAL Literacy Events program promotes the importance of reading by connecting VPD/CCSO staff and PAL Volunteers with students in the community. PAL visits various schools throughout the year providing students with free books and the opportunity to read with officers.
In 2018 PAL delivered over 2,200 books to kids in 2nd and 3rd grade throughout Clark County. PAL fosters interest in reading to give kids confidence in school and in their ability to learn on their own.
02. Healthy Living and Habits
Athletic programs have always been a central PAL activity focus.
Athletic Programs are offered after-school at some of our target schools. These programs are designed to improve overall fitness and health through organized team sports.
PAL Tournaments bring our community together through friendly non-competitive play. PAL offers quarterly soccer and basketball tournaments that teach the spirit of organized sports through sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play.