Since 1997, San Mateo PAL has provided recreational, educational, and leisure activities at little or no cost to thousands of San Mateo youth. Supported by a volunteer board of directors and a staff consisting of police officers, Parks & Recreation Staff and city employees, the San Mateo Police Activities League is building a stronger and safer community through kids – our most valuable asset.


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    I am so passionate about PAL and our officers' work with local youth, keeping our kids safe and our community safer! 

    We need your help to maintain our current programs, recruit more PAL kids and expand to additional cities!

    from the desk of Susan E. Manheimer, Chief of Police City of San Mateo, California

“Our most important resource is the youth of our Community.  I am proud to be able to assist PAL to provide amazing programs that change the lives of so many.  Our best investment is to invest in our children.”

- Bob Binn