Mission Statement

LAPD Devonshire PALS builds character and enriches the lives of children and teens by offering year-round activities that foster trust and understanding between young people, the LAPD and the community.


Focus on Community

Organized in 1973, LAPD Devonshire PALS is dedicated to developing character in youth, reducing juvenile crime and creating safer communities. We do this by providing after-school enrichment programs for low-income, at-risk children and teens that build strong, positive relationships between youth and law enforcement officers. Due to the tremendous need for youth programs in the southern section of Northridge, and with a community determined to help, LAPD Devonshire PALS built a youth center in this underserved neighborhood. We celebrated the center’s grand opening in October 2009.

LAPD Devonshire PALS

LAPD Devonshire PALS provides free enrichment activities for youth ages 7-17. We open our doors to our mentoring program that is geared to our teens giving them opportunities specifically designed to build life skills, job training, and forum to discuss life and social justice issues.

Under the direct mentorship and supervision of LAPD officers and center staff, we fulfill our mission to help young community members develop strong character that leads to building great relationships with law enforcement, community members, business partners, and society at large.