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- Prevent youth crime in Delaware by providing youth between the ages of 8 to 18 with supervised athletic, educational, and social development activities.
- Reach out to youth with programs which address citizenship, self-esteem, substance abuse, and respect for law and order.
- Encourage participation and support by the community in P.A.L. programs to help build a solid foundation for Delaware’s youth- for life.

The Police Athletic League of Delaware prides itself on being an integral part of the lives of young people. Throughout the school year as well as the summer months the PAL offers many different prevention programs that we hope will deter juvenile delinquency. Through collaboration with the New Castle County Police Department the effectiveness of these programs is intensified. The officer’s presence and influences on the young people promote a positive outlook for possible future endeavors.

P.A.L. is currently reaching out to Delaware’s youth from three sites in New Castle County; New Castle, Hockessin and Delaware City.


The Suicide and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) program is a FREE program funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services of the Delaware Children’s Department (DSCYF).
The S.A.V.E. program will incorporate instruction on suicide prevention and anti-bullying, violence prevention, academic coaching, physical fitness, and field trips for cultural and educational enrichment. If you are interested in registering your child in the S.A.V.E. program, or would like more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at your local PAL facility:
- Hockessin PAL – Chris Colby – (302) 239-8857 – chris.colby@palde.org
- New Castle PAL @ Garfield Park – Dave Salter – (302) 656-9501 – david.salter@palde.org
- Delaware City PAL – Tracy Dougherty – (302) 838-7645 – tldougherty@nccde.org


You can designate the Police Athletic League of Delaware, Inc. (PAL DE) when you donate to United Way! Simply enter the PAL of DE code (9562) on your United Way pledge form and United Way will funnel your donation to PAL of DE. You’ll directly help the kids we serve!

After-School Program and Open Gym

Register your child now for the after-school program at the Hockessin P.A.L, New Castle P.A.L at Garfield Park or Delaware City P.A.L! Membership is FREE!
Contact any P.A.L location for more information.

Spring Basketball League & Skills Clinic

Sign up now for the PAL Spring Basketball League and Skills Clinic! The skills clinic is for boys and girls between the ages of 8-10 years old. The league is for boys and girls between the ages of 11-13 years old.

Hockessin PAL Summer Fun Camp

It’s that time of year again! Register your son or daughter for the Hockessin PAL Summer Fun Camp. Please complete all 3 and mail, fax, or email to Camp Director Chris Colby with the deposit.

PAL Middle School Dances

The PAL Dance scheduled for Saturday, February 14th will be POSTPONED UNTIL MID-MARCH. Please check back soon! Dances run from 7-10pm at the Hockessin PAL Center.

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Volunteers & Donations

PAL is a non-profit organization that appreciates Volunteers and/or Donations to help fund the program for Delaware's youth.



If you are interested in renting space at any of our locations, please contact:


Garfield Park

New Castle County Police
Visit the NCCPD website for more information on the Explorers Program!New Castle County Police
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    Our facilities offer FREE membership to youth ages 8-18 and includes educational and athletic activities like: homework club, computer room with internet access, game room, weight room and open gym during the school year. The drop-in activities that are offered during the summer include: basketball, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, computers with cable Internet access, and exercise room (14 years old and up).
    Hockessin P.A.L. Center of Delaware
    The Police Athletic League of Delaware serves as a host to a myriad of prevention activities for youth ages 8-18. PAL is open to any youth and there has never been a fee for membership. Throughout the school year our hours are: Monday to Friday 2:30-7:00 PM. Our summer schedule at the Center is: Monday to Friday 1:00-6:00 PM.
    Visit any of these P.A.L locations for more information.
    For rental, contact location for details.
    For rental, contact location for details.