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Since 1997, San Mateo PAL has provided recreational, educational, and leisure activities at little or no cost to thousands of San Mateo youth. Supported by a volunteer board of directors and a staff consisting of police officers, Parks & Recreation Staff and city employees, the San Mateo Police Activities League is building a stronger and safer community through kids – our most valuable asset.




To create an early bond between youth and police officers in order to build respect for the law at an early age. This helps to steer kids in the right direction, create lasting mentorships which will help them throughout their life, helps to resist the negative influences they all face and keeps our kids and community safe.


The San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL) was developed in 1997 by a small group of Police officers and members of the community. Since its inception, San Mateo PAL has provided recreational, educational and leisure activities at little or no cost to thousands of youth in San Mateo, Foster City and surrounding cities.



San Mateo PAL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, operating under the San Mateo Police Department in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation. PAL relies on a combination of funding resources such as grant funds, individual donations and corporate sponsorships to deliver our programs.

Giving Opportunities

Without the support of our donors we would not be able to reach all the youth, families, and community members we do.
To find out about our many different giving opportunities please contact Katy Rhoades at
(650)522-7556 or
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As a member of the The San Mateo Police Activities League, you will receive a membership t-shirt and be added to our mailing list. PAL members will receive mailings with detailed information on current and future program opportunities for our youth. PAL is a FREE program sponsored by the San Mateo Police Department.

2015 Activities

We strive to provide our members with a positive, safe and structured environment. Our programs and activities are run by police officers, staff and community volunteer coaches. Our staff and police officers are committed and dedicated to making the PAL program a success.
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