- Youth Services
Police Athletics / Activities League (PAL)
South Salt Lake PAL is a positive youth development organization that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to:
- Create trust and understanding between police officers and youth
- Provide mentoring opportunities to youth
- Connect youth with strong and positive role models in the community
- Encourage healthy decision-making and self-esteem, and
- Create and promote community partnerships and involvement.
- PAL Mentoring - provides the opportunity to build structured and trusting relationships between young people and caring mentors.
- Bowl with a Cop - every 2nd Thursday of the month from 4 pm until 5 pm at Bonwood Bowl (2500 S Main Street). Free for all kids ages 6 to 17.
- PAL Pete Suazo Boxing Center - youth participate in an hour of homework and tutoring, and then move on to their choice of boxing or various other fitness or arts activities.
See a complete listing of upcoming PAL events.
South Salt Lake Police Youth Summer Camp, for 4th- & 5th-Graders
South Salt Lake Police hold two sessions of Youth Summer Camp for 4th and 5th graders.
The 2023 SSLPD Youth Summer Camp will be held:
- Session 1: June 27 to 30, 2023 from 9 am tp 3 pm daily
- Session 2: July 11 to 14, 2023 from 9 am to 3 pm daily
The camp students will meet at Central Park Community Center at 2797 South 200 East by the park/pavilion. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are served daily.
Registration for the 2023 Sessions will open May 1, 2023 and close May 26, 2023. Attendance is limited. Check back for more information about registration.
The South Salt Lake Police Department is proud to be part of the nationally-recognized radKIDS (Resisting Aggression Defensively) family of instructors!
radKIDS is the national leader in children's safety. radKIDS is brought to youth and parents by nationally-certified instructors drawn from our own community.
The radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education Program is a 10-hour, family-centered, safety education program that emphasizes essential decision-making skills as well as physical resistance options to escape violence. Youth from 5 to 12 years of age participate with their instructors to create a true safety partnership. Through radKIDS training, youth become empowered and learn to replace the fear, confusion, and panic of dangerous situations with confidence, personal safety skills, and self-esteem.
- Home, school and vehicle safety
- Out and about safety
- Realistic defense against abduction
- Good/bad/uncomfortable touch
- Stranger tricks (including physical defense against abduction)
- Self-realization of personal power
Visit the national radKIDS website.
This training was especially good for [my son] because he's so friendly and outgoing that prior to the training, his initial response would likely have been to try to help a stranger or even a non-stranger, which certainly would have increased the likelihood of him becoming harmed. I also found the household, fire, and traffic safety components of the program extremely helpful. It's truly far more than a self-defense class. It's comprehensive safety awareness and response training that, in my opinion, every child should attend. I'm going to tell everyone I know that has children to look for upcoming RadKids training.
- Angela Micklos, Deputy District Attorney Salt Lake County
For more information about PAL or radKIDS, please call at 801-412-3653.
The SSLPD implemented the NOVA program into community schools in 2018. The program focuses on principles to increase success and opportunities in life for South Salt Lake's youth. These life skills classes cover self-esteem, bullying, anger management, being true to yourself, drug and alcohol awareness, and resistance to gang involvement. The program is set in an engaging format with a hands-on approach, and incorporates activities and games into the lessons. For additional information on the program, see NOVA Principles.
Registering your bike with the police can help prevent bike theft throughout our community. If your bike is ever stolen, all of the information the department needs to list it as stolen, as well as to identify it - and contact you if it is recovered - will be immediately available to officers. Learn more and get your bike registered. Download a bike registration brochure (PDF).