Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League’s decades-old history is founded on the principle that the police and the communities they serve both benefit when they have positive and productive relationships with one another. WPAL has an array of programs and activities that help bridge an often perceived divide between Officers and the neighborhood residents they serve. WPAL’s special connection with nearly 50 local police departments allow Officers to work closely with youth serving as role models, mentors, and positive influences.
KIDS, COPS, & COMMUNITY.
WPAL's overarching mentoring programs incorporate elements of positive youth development, provides safe and trusting relationships, proposes healthy messages about life and social behavior, physical fitness, increases positive education outcomes, offering guidance from positive role models.