Erie Police Athletic League
The Erie Police Athletic League, supported by the Erie Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff's Office, is dedicated to assisting and inspiring Erie youth to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society. We accomplish this by enabling active and retired Police Officers and Sheriff's Deputies, supported by civilian volunteers, to offer educational, athletic, and recreational programs to at risk youth. We coordinate our efforts with existing community centers and programs to provide a safe place for Erie's youth to learn and grow, nurtured by a special relationship with law enforcement.
Programs and Services
UNLOCKING THE POWER IN THE "COP - KID" RELATIONSHIP PAL programs help reduce crime in our neighborhoods, promote positive character development, and improve educational outcomes for our children. Erie PAL is supported and staffed by Erie Police Department and Erie County Sheriff’s office. Officers interact with, coach, mentor and teach students after school. Programming is tailored around the interests and curiosity of kids in concert with GEARS after school programming standards.