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What a amazing PAL Sports Fun Day we had at Hillsdale Shopping Center! Nothing better than getting some fresh air, some fitness, and some fun in while you’re shopping; or maybe you came by just for us. Either way, we were glad to be part of your weekend and hope it’s off to an great start!
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Come on out to the Autumn Moon 🌕 Festival at Central Park today. It’s a great way to kick off Fall 🍁🍂 and take in the crisp autumn air. While you’re there, don’t forget to stop 🛑 by our PAL booth.

We also appreciate San Mateo Police Department Chief Barberini for ...stopping by.

Per Safe Kids Worldwide, 44 kids are hit by a car while walking every day in the U.S. That's 44 too many! To get that number to zero, we needs to teach our kids basic safety tips to help keep them safe.

Firstly, we need to teach them as soon as they can understand the importance of ...looking left, then right, and then left again. Secondly, we need to remind them of the importance of sidewalks and walking paths. There's many more safety tips out there, but we'd say thirdly, lead by example. Kids mirror adult behaviors and what they see. So let your actions speak just as loud as your words.

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PAL was happy to participate in Baywood Neighborhood Association’s Annual Social. There was fun for the kids and good conversation with residents. Our San Mateo Police Department officers stopped by and did what they do best, building the bond between cops & kids.

The San Mateo Police Activities League is headed back to the spectacular Half Moon Bay Golf Links for our 24th Annual PAL Golf Tournament on Friday, October 6, 2023. The event includes a full day of golf, food, contests & prizes, giveaways, and it’s all for a great cause. The proceeds will ...benefit our San Mateo PAL programs for our youth, families, and community.

This is the best tournament around and sells out fast. Get your tickets NOW and join PAL for a great day in Half Moon Bay!

If you can’t join PAL for golf, we sincerely hope you will consider donating to, or sponsoring the tournament. Your support will not only make a positive impact on the lives of our adolescents and families, but also demonstrate your commitment to our community. We are confident that together, we can empower young minds and shape a brighter future for our society.

To get tickets, donate, or sponsor, scan the QR code in the first picture or visit

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🚍Parents, now that the kiddos are back in school, please go over these important school bus safety tips with them to help keep them and others safe as they make their way to and from school.

🛑And for the adults, school buses use affixed stop signs, so make sure when it is in action treat it just like you would any other stop sign and stop. Help our kids cross the street safely.

✨☀️Join us at Summer Fest this Saturday 8/26 at Coyote Point! ☀️✨

We will be tabling from 12-4pm along with other great local vendors and organizations. There will be live performances, food, and plenty of activities for the whole family. Come by and say hello!!! We hope to see... you there. 😄

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With a focus on keeping our kids safe, The City of San Mateo has new 15 and 25 mph speed limit signs installed near most San Mateo elementary and middle schools with more schools to come. Take a look at their post below to learn more.

We are so glad to have members of the San Mateo Police Department participating in this year's Junior Giants season. Captain Lethin (pictured below) took time out of his busy schedule to coach, as did another officer and Sergeant, who coached their own individual teams. The season is always ...supported by our Youth Services Unit (YSU), who always show up to represent.

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