Youth Programs

POSTED January 15, 2014

Baltimore Police Departments Youth Programs

  • Police Activity League (PAL) Program
  • The Baltimore Police Explorer Scouts Program
  • Deputy Auxillary Police (DAP) Program

Police Activity League (PAL) Program

Mission/Goals: The mission of the Baltimore Police Athletic League is to reduce juvenile-involved crime and victimization by allowing young people to interact with police officers in a positive setting while participating in constructive activities that offer support in the areas of academic enrichment, character development, cultural arts, and athletics.

Age Range: 7-17 years

Program Size: Over 7000 youth a year at 18 sites in Baltimore

Contact information:
Baltimore City Police Athletic League
601 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

The Baltimore Police Explorer Scouts Program

The Baltimore Police Explorer Scouts is a program built to introduce young people ages 14 to 20 to various phases of law enforcement. It is sponsored by the Baltimore City Police Department and local business and charitable organizations such as Buddies, Inc.

Participants in the program are introduced to careers in law enforcement by serving with officers in community relations efforts, volunteer activities and ride-alongs. Every two years, Explorers compete at the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference (NLEEC). The NLEEC brings together youth from across the continental United States, Hawaii and as far away as Great Britain.