Erie Police Athletic League
The Erie Police Athletic League, supported by the Erie Police Department, Erie County Sheriff's Office, Erie District Attorney’s Office and the Gannon University Police Department is dedicated to assisting and inspiring Erie youth to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society and to avoid criminal activity. This is accomplished by enabling active Police Officers and Sheriff's Deputies, supported by civilian volunteers, to offer educational, athletic, and recreational programs to at-risk youth. Our efforts are coordinated with the Erie School District, existing community centers and programs to provide a safe place for Erie's youth to learn and grow, nurtured by a special relationship with deputies and officers.
Programs and Services
Erie Police Athletic League has 750-800 youth actively in the program throughout the city of Erie. Erie Pal offers after-school programming year-round in 11 city of Erie Public Schools, Persues House Charter School, Booker T Washington Center, Erie Boys & Girls Club, St. Martins Center, Trinity Center and The Eagles Nest. Erie Pal Conducts 3 separate week-long camps during the summer at Gannon University, Erie Boys&girls Club and Pal Junior Police Academy at City hall. Erie Pal also takes Pal Students on multiple out-of-town field trips throughout the school year. In 2023, Erie Pal plans to add fishing, boxing, wrestling and a legal debate team to the program. Erie Pal participates in special events and community service year-round.