Through the Police Athletic League (PAL), the City provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL is the largest independent youth organization in New York City. The New York City Police Department and PAL Inc. work in partnership to provide communities with summer and afterschool recreational and educational activities.
Six Youth Division police officers are PAL liaisons. They maintain contact with local schools, churches, civic organizations, and police precincts, evaluating and responding to requests for recreational activities. The PAL liaisons service 9 full time and 57 part time sites.