Free educational and athletic activities to the youth of Salinas to keep them away from crime.

We provide sports, programs, trips and events!

Want to join?

Fill out the application in our website or talk to our staff for more information. You can also call out office and let us know what you’re interested in.

Eligibility is for children between ages 5 and 18. We do have rules for each activity and behavior standards. Many activities require that children be able to follow direction without parental supervision. Some sports are physically demanding so check with a physician if needed.

Who makes this happen?

Salinas Police Officers and community members are at the heart of the organization. Some of our volunteers have been with us for over a decade and are still passionate about helping our kids. Many volunteers are former PAL kids themselves!


Way back in 1991 the Police Chief decided to create a crime prevention program to help stop the violence on the streets. The Salinas Police Activities League was born and we now serve an average of 3,000 kids per year!

You can help

We are always looking for volunteers to coach sports, teach skills, and move things around. All volunteers go though a criminal background check and live-scan.


All our activities are FREE so we need your help to keep it that way. 

Salinas Police Activities League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, Salinas police officers, and managed by an Operations Director. 

We are self-funded and do not receive any funds directly from the Salinas Police Department or from the City of Salinas.