Sheriff's Police Activities League (PAL)

 

County Civic Center,

Visalia, CA 93291

559-733-6218

                       

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Police Activities League (PAL) has been established since 1995. PAL is a non-profit chapter of the California Police Activities League. The PAL board consists of Tulare County Sheriff’s Community Based Officers and civilian volunteers.

PAL’s purpose is to reach underprivileged, at-risk students ranging from 8-12 years of age in the low income bracket residing in the un-incorporated areas of Tulare County. We reach out to children who are trying and doing their best to get good grades, stay out of trouble, and who are trying to be positive role models.  Since this program has been established, the Community Based Officers and the PAL Program have seen a dramatic reduction in crime, drugs, gang activity and an increase of better students in their schools.

We feel that these children should be rewarded and do so in providing several opportunities throughout the year. The annual activities include a camping trip to Pismo Beach and a day at the Tulare County Fair.  We also have a Christmas party where each child receives a PAL sweatshirt, and a visit with Santa who provides a gift. In addition with the funds raised, we purchase approximately 100 bicycles at Christmas time to be given away to children in low income areas throughout the county. We have approximately 200 additional bicycles that we refurbish to give away as well. This year we are trying to reach a goal of 350 children from 8-12 years of age.  Sheriff’s PAL will be taking several children to the Sierra K-9 Trials in Visalia.  At the trials, the PAL Children will receive event shirts, souvenirs, and lunch.

These are opportunities that children would not get to participate in if it weren’t for the donations that the PAL organization receives throughout the year.

To continue the efforts of the PAL program, we need your help! The committee is seeking donations for bicycles, movies, activities, games, books, age appropriate toys, and any other kid related items that will help us in our effort to benefit the children in our communities.

Please make your check payable to: Tulare County Sheriff’s PAL

All items for donation & checks should be dropped off at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or mailed to:

                                                 

Tulare County Sheriff’s PAL
Attn: Terrie Saenz
2404 W Burrel Ave
Visalia, CA   93291

 

If you would like more specific information on how to help, donate, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a PAL Representative or myself at jnicholson@co.tulare.ca.us .  All charitable donations are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes and will benefit the children of Tulare County.

 

Thank you in advance for your support.
Deputy John Nicholson
President, Tulare County Sheriff's Police Activities League