About the Salinas Police Activities League
Salinas Police Activities League was founded in 1991 by former Police Chief Dan Nelson. Salinas PAL is a non-profit organization that provides recreational, cultural, social and educational activities for the youth of the City of Salinas. The PAL program organizes many different annual programs coordinated by police officers and staffed by community volunteers. Salinas PAL currently serves more than 2500-3500 children between the ages of 7 to 18 years old. As the programs constantly expand to meet the changing needs and interest of our city’s youth, PAL’s goal remains constant to assist young people in developing meaningful and productive lives.
Each year, Salinas PAL offers a variety of filed trips to its members. In the past, trips have included Leland Meadows Snow Park, Pismo Beach, Alcatraz, San Jose Tech Museum, Exploratorium, Big Sur horseback riding, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, Disneyland and so much more!
October of 2011 marks Salinas PAL’s 20th year of service to our youth of Salinas. PAL continues to provide a variety of activities that nurture the cognitive and effective development of PAL members.
Visit our Activities page for more information on programs available to our PAL members.
The Executive Director of the Salinas PAL program is Officer Angel Gonzalez. Off. Gonzalez bring lots of experience and local knowledge to the position being born and raised in Salinas. Several police officers and community members volunteer their time and are committed to the success of the youth of Salinas.
Inspired by our success, the PAL Board is motivated to attain new heights in the years’ to come. The Salinas Police Department and PAL are united in a mission to engage the youth in cultural, positive and productive activities that will broaden their horizons and brighten their lives. This mission is extremely important to us because we know that in some neighborhoods, our youth have no PAL’s except for us!