Starting in September 2014, Lancaster started its first Police Athletic League (PAL). PAL is designed to connect cops and kids in a positive environment through sports and physical activities.

PAL programs are a mainstay across the United States, where police officers conduct youth development activities with neighborhood kids. 

PAL has proven itself to be an effective method for connecting law enforcement officers and community members in a positive manner. Police officers mentor local youth through programs such as basketball, archery, music, dance, and outdoor recreation. 

PAL Officer Josiah King: “We have the opportunity to change our youth’s future. As law enforcement officers we are excited to develop positive relationships with kids through athletics and activities.” Programs will include archery, basketball, flag football, wrestling, karate, track & field, outdoor recreation and much more.

The Lancaster PAL is made possible through the financial support of the Allstate FoundationThe Oxford Area FoundationAuntie Anne’s C.A.R.E.S., and BB&T Bank.

For more information please contact Off. Josiah King at