Youth Services

Police Athletics / Activities League (PAL)

South Salt Lake Police Athletics Activities LeagueMission Statement

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.

Programs

  • 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.

Upcoming Events

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 2024 SSLPD Youth Summer Camp will be held: June 2024

  • Session 1: June 11-14, 2024
  • Session 2: June 25-28, 2024

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 2024 Sessions will open May 1, 2024 and close May 24, 2024. Attendance is limited. Check back for more information about registration. Contact Officer Chad Leetham at cleetham@sslc.gov

NOVA

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.

Bike Registration

Bike Registration TagRegistering 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).