Police Activities League (PAL)
The program is held from June through the July yearly on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Val Smith Park and is entering its 19th year. It is for ages 5-15 and offers a variety of activities. Participate in relay races, kickball, water games, dodge-ball, arts and crafts and much more. Join us the first night for an OPEN HOUSE where food and entertainment will be provided! There is no cost for the activities and prizes will be awarded! FREE Sartell PAL t-shirts will be awarded to each participant after they have attended their fifth activity night. Come join your friends and the Sartell Police Officers for this program.
The program allows interaction among the police officers working the event and the youth that attend. It allows the youth to see the officers, who are out of uniform, as a person and which allows the building of better relationships. Each night the average attendance is around 120.
The department also has Teen PAL which occurs on Monday evenings. This program is a little different in that the School Resource Officers (SROs) and teachers identify youth that may have some personal issues or are at risk. This program is smaller, usually 8-10 teens, so more one on one can occur between the teens and the officer.