Mission Statement

Our Mission

The primary goals of LAPD Devonshire PALS is to develop character in youth, prevent juvenile crime and create safer communities by giving kids a fun place to play and learn. The program is based on the conviction that young people—if they are reached early enough—can develop strong, positive attitudes toward police officers and the law. PALS promotes trust and understanding between young people and police officers by bringing youth under the supervision and constructive influence of dedicated law enforcement professionals. We believe that if a young person respects a police officer in a recreational or educational setting, he or she will likely come to respect the laws that police officers enforce.