350 Amber Drive, Room 203
San Francisco, CA 94131
Twin Peaks/Diamond Heights/Glen Park, City Wide
Days and Hours Of Operation
Office hours: Mon–Thurs 9am–4pm, Fri 9am–noon
The San Francisco Police Activities League (SFPAL) serves 5,000 San Francisco youth annually through four team sports (basketball, cheerleading/dance, football, and soccer), two individual sports (boxing and judo), and the PAL Law Enforcement Cadet program. All programs are open to boys and girls. There are 800 active civilian and police volunteer coaches.
- Year-round: Boxing (9 to 17), Judo (7 to 17), PAL Law Enforcement Cadets (14 to 20)
- Spring: CYSA Soccer (U8 to U14; signups in January) (Call (415) 401-4666 to inquire about refereeing. You must be at least 12 to ref.)
- Summer/Fall: Seahawks Pop Warner Cheer/Dance (5 to 15; signups in April, May and June), Seahawks Pop Warner Football (7 to 15; signups in April, May and June). Call to inquire about volunteer coaching.
- Fall: Basketball with SF Rec. and Park (grades 3–8; signups in August)
SFPAL offers a Summer Cadet Academy that will train and certify new and current Cadets to participate in volunteer internships with the SFPD. Participants are assigned an internship at an SFPD District Station and/or SFPD Bureau starting in the summer and continuing throughout the school year. Cadets gain job and career experience through police car ride-alongs, SFPD district station community events, and helping at SFPD station activities as needed. Police Academy instructors teach cadets many police procedures, including traffic stops, radio codes, and ethical conduct. This is an excellent opportunity for youth interested in law enforcement and public service careers.
Graduates of the Summer Cadet Academy will be placed in an internship at an SFPD District Station and/or SFPD Bureau in the fall and continue throughout the school year. Service is a big component of the PAL Cadet program. Cadets help out at events such as community safety events, the Bayview Magic Backpack Giveaway, and even the World Series ticker tape parade! Additional benefits include college information partnerships with the University of San Francisco and City College of San Francisco. The program is designed to give participant hands-on job skills and leadership development experience and encourage higher education for career development.
2013 Four-week Intensive Summer Cadet Academy:
Dates: June 17–July 12 (except July 4)
Ages: 14 to 20
Days/Times: Mondays to Fridays, 9am–3pm
Read through the requirements carefully before you apply. The deadline is April 5, 2013.
Varies by program; some are free
Cadet training sessions are held at the Police Academy in Diamond Heights. Moderate street parking.
Sports programs are held at various locations in the City.