Every summer , the Community Services Division manages four separate week-long camps . School Resource Officers engage young people in summer activities that build character , leadership , trust , and responsibility . The program has been expanded to include a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club , where one week is dedicated to adolescents served by Arlington ’ s Boys and Girls Club .
Summer Police Athletics League ( PAL ) Camp sessions are designed especially for students entering the 8th and 9th grades who are between the ages of 12 and 14 .
Police Activities League
Each week-long camp features a variety of fun learning games and activities , including Police Day , which allows the department to showcase the work of specialized units such as SWAT , K-9 , and Mounted Patrol Units .
Campers are introduced to the Hometown Recruiting Program and career opportunities in policing , as well as crime prevention and public safety initiatives .
At the end of a week-long camp session , officers say participants are less likely to be involved in criminal activity and far more likely to trust police officers .
PAL Camp is summer recreation and education in a safe environment . This program is made possible by a number of supporters , including the Arlington Police Foundation , local churches , businesses , and community volunteers .