"I’ve looked into their programs thoroughly and strongly recommend you supporting them, I have done that and will continue to support our San Mateo Police Activities League."

-Al Landucci

Our Programs

To register for a program you must be a PAL Member.
PAL Memberships are FREE.

Seasonal Programs

From snow days to ocean fishing, we have something for everyone in our San Mateo PAL seasonal programs.

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 volunteers.

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Jr. Giants

Batter Up! Junior Giants is a program sponsored by the Giants Community Fund. It is a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-13 years old.

The Community Fund provides San Mateo PAL all uniforms, equipment, and training necessary to run a league as well as tickets to select Giants games so the youth can experience a Major League Baseball game.

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Family Support, Education
& Mental Wellness

This is a year-round program, in partnership with One Life Counseling Center, designed to provide free, weekly mental health support and therapy, culturally sensitive assistance, care-coordination and education services, to all PAL youth and their families, with a focus on the underserved.

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PAL's Place

SMPAL's newest hangout has officially opened a Teen hangout at the Shoreview Recreation Center in San Mateo. On November 1st, PAL's Place opened its doors to the community as a dedicated space for middle schoolers to visit, hang out, play sports, or do homework in the presence of other PAL members.

Explorer Program

This is an exciting opportunity for community youth to volunteer beside the men and women of law enforcement in a program that is synonymous with the nationally recognized police explorer program.

Police Explorers are community service volunteers between the ages of 14 - 20 years old, who are interested in learning, training, and participating in a wide variety of law enforcement functions and activities.

Explorers serve the San Mateo Police Department and the community in uniform and under the supervision of a police officer, who has been designated as the program coordinator.


PAL Prevention

Prevention is an alternative program for juvenile offenders. The goal is to divert each selected offender from further criminal behavior. The Juvenile Detective oversees this program with the assistance of PAL staff, a county probation officer and a Case Worker from YSB.

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