The mission of the Sheriff PAL (Police Athletic League) Program is to create a safe environment and a structure where law enforcement and community partners empower young people to reach their full potential through athletics, mentoring, and enrichment programs. Such programs promote self-confidence, self-esteem, civic engagement, academic achievement, and help create and form better members of society.
The Sheriff PAL program is a 501c3 organization founded by Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard in 2015. Sheriff PAL is a dynamic collaboration between the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Oakland County Health Division, the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! coalition, Oakland University, Woodside Bible Church and Dream Center of Pontiac, the City of Pontiac, and other faith-based and/or community partners.