About Us

Our Story

Organized in 1973, LAPD Devonshire PALS is dedicated to developing character in youth, reducing juvenile crime and creating safer communities. We do this by providing after-school enrichment programs for low-income, at-risk children and teens that build strong, positive relationships between youth and law enforcement officers. Due to the tremendous need for youth programs in the southern section of Northridge, and with a community determined to help, LAPD Devonshire PALS built a youth center in this underserved neighborhood. We celebrated the center’s grand opening in October 2009.

Our Mission

LAPD Devonshire PALS builds character and enriches the lives of children and teens by offering year round activities that foster trust and understanding between young people, the LAPD and the community.

Our Mission

LAPD Devonshire PALS builds character and enriches the lives of children and teens by offering year round activities that foster trust and understanding between young people, the LAPD and the community.

Board of Directors

 

Devonshire PALS is extremely proud of the countless individuals who support our organization. PALS has up to a 25 member board of directors who selflessly donate hundreds of hours to lead our committees and manage our nonprofit organization supporting Devonshire PALS with their time, talent and treasure.

Steve Pazmany

Board President

Fully Torqued Industries

Thomas “TC” Christopher

Vice President

Christopher Law Group

Mindy Park

Secretary

LAUSD

Ken Sampson

Treasurer

Coldwell Banker/ Quality Properties

Dick Ashnault

Parliamentarian

Ashnault Specialties, High Tech signs and Banners

Laine Caspi

Immediate Past President

Paratus Insurance

Sally Barnes

Retired LAPD, Travel Agent

Shawn Sangeladji

Community Leader

Mike Lehron

Centene Corporation

Bree Breckenridge

Waste Management

Maxine Simon

Temple Ramat Zion

Lorraine New

Park Parthenia Properties

Francisco Uribe

Home Depot

Alex Aguilar

LiUna 794

Shelly Ong

Painted with a Twist

Joshua Yeager

Council District 12

Dean Kirk

Hampton Inn & Suites Porter Ranch

LAPD Partners

 

The LAPD Devonshire Division supports LAPD Devonshire PALS and the exceptional, valuable services they provide area youth. The Community Relations and Youth Service Officers work directly with the participants of each program offered at LAPD Devonshire PALS. They are committed to serving our community through mentorship.

LAPD Captain Kathleen Burns

LAPD Sgt. Torres

Senior Lead Officer – Sandra Zamora

(818) 832-0827 or 35947@lapd.online

LAPD Community Relations Officers:   Officer Matt Connell and Officer Alyssa Sanchez

Youth Services Officers: Officer Jeff Johnson and Officer Jessyka Monzon

LAPD Devonshire PALS Youth Center Staff

 

Devonshire PALS is extremely proud of the countless individuals who support our organization. PALS has up to a 25 member board of directors who selflessly donate hundreds of hours to lead our committees and manage our nonprofit organization supporting Devonshire PALS with their time, talent and treasure.

Nancy Hofmeister

Executive Director

Brandon Ramos

Agriculture Specialist

Anthony Martinez

Programs Staff

Christian Guevara

Robotics Instructor

Branson Spear

Art Instructor

Our Volunteers

 

The LAPD Devonshire PALS Youth Center has a team of dedicated volunteers.  They support of youth programs and provide the children in our programs so much support.  We appreciate all their time and contributions for the PALS kids. For more information on how to volunteer at PALS, please call the office at (818) 885-6433 or email PalsPrograms@devonshire-pals.org.

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