The Dunn Police Athletic & Activities League is a non-profit crime prevention/intervention youth organization under the Dunn Police Department to establish mutual trust between Law Enforcement, Citizens and the Youth. PAL engages youth ages 4-18 in positive programs in hopes they will become productive citizens in the community. PAL provides a Safe Haven Center and provide an alternative means of enjoyment and activities other than hanging out on the streets, becoming involved in gangs, becoming involved in drugs & alcohol and dropping out of school. PAL promotes good clean fun, teamwork, responsibility, self respect and problem solving.
PAL is for youth which are in Public School, Private School or CCCC Adult High School Diploma Program and are ages 4-18 and grades K-12th. PAL offers Educational, Athletic and Non-Athletic activities for boys and girls and is not limited to sex, race or ethnic background. Any youth in the following school districts can participate: Harnett, Sampson - Plainview/Midway area and Johnston - Benson/South Johnston High area. The PAL participation criteria must be followed by all prospective PAL members. Parents are encouraged to participate as much as possible to make their childs experience a positive one.
Dunn PAL was first implemented in the summer of 1995 and has an active Board of Directors that meets the First Monday of Every Month at 7:00 P.M. Most Dunn PAL Activities are funded through public and private donations. Some programs are funded partially from local and federal grants. Most programs are operated by volunteers, and we always need volunteers to keep our programs in operation. Dunn PAL is a chartered member since 1996 with the National Association of Police Athletic Leagues (NAPAL) and you can visit their web site at www.nationalpal.org.