The University of Pennsylvania Police Department, in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department, sponsors the Tucker Police Athletic League Center.
The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a non-profit corporation that helps youngsters develop meaningful and productive lives through a variety of educational and recreational programs. PAL programs include a wide variety of sports-related clubs and teams, homework clubs, educational challenges and games, computer labs, and personal programs developed to enhance self-esteem and a positive self-image.
The Division of Public Safety has designated a full-time UPPD officer to be assigned to the Tucker Police Athletic League Center. PAL staff and UPPD commanders work together regularly to facilitate youth involvement with Penn Athletics, such as attendance at football and basketball games, and the Penn Relays. Penn students, particularly from fraternities and sororities, have volunteered their time this past year, in mentoring community youth at the PAL center. If you would like to learn more about PAL activities, or volunteer with their myriad programs, call Lt. Williams, below.
To find out how you can support the Police Athletic League, please contact:
Lt. Gary Williams