Here are some things that are happening with the Philadelphia Police Force and how they are helping the community with awareness, along with a short video with their Highway Patrol Thrill Team. Very cool.
Youth Development Programs
Police Athletic League
The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia is “Cops Helping Kids”. With 26 centers across Philadelphia serving almost 26,000 kids, PAL offers a large variety of sports, education, and recreational programs to all of Philadelphia’s youngsters completely free of charge. As a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) PAL relies on the generosity of extraordinary citizens and corporations to provide the resources to keep our youth active, productive and safe. All of our centers are supervised by Philadelphia Police Officers who are assigned full-time to direct activities and oversee the young people. With the help of community volunteers these officers provide youngsters with proper guidance, life skills, and opportunities that will give them a better chance at a successful life. Call 215.291.9000 to get volunteer or personally contribute to the success of all PAL children. Visit www.phillypal.com for more information.
Police Explorer Cadet Program
The Philadelphia Police Explorer Cadet Program offers training to young adults ages 14-20 who want to pursue a career in law enforcement. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Police Explorer Cadet visit ppdexplorers.org
The Heads-up Program was established to attack the drug problems from a preventive standpoint. The Philadelphia Police Department has come to realize the importance of presenting a no holds barred outlook on the true damage and destruction that drugs are causing on young and old alike.
The Heads-up Team has received numerous letters from youth that have seen the program and have been positively affected. These children describe in their stories how they either received help as a result of the program, or they have sought help for their friends.
The program delivers a powerful message. During a recent presentation at the New Start Recovery Center at 15th and Erie, there was a young man sitting in the front. At the beginning of the program, he acted like he was too tough to listen. When the presentation was over, the young man told the presenter, “You know I was going to get out of here and go back to doing the same thing, but after seeing that, I know I have to change my life.”
For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Heads-up at 215-685-1120 or 215-685-1121 or Fax 215-683-2865.
Retrieved from: Philadelphia Police Department