The Dunn Police Athletic/Activities League is supervised by a Lieutenant of the Dunn Police Department and all operations are out of the Dunn Police Athletic/Activities League Office located at 610 East Johnson Street in Dunn, NC.
The basic mission of DPAL is to offer youth in the Dunn area a viable alternative to the temptations of street life, which can lead to a life of crime, alcoholism, drugs, vandalism, and delinquency. DPAL keeps boys and girls active, interested, and busy through supervised, multifaceted programs geared to develop leadership traits and build good citizens for tomorrow. DPAL is dedicated to installing in our youth a value system that recognizes the need to respect and protect human property rights and to uphold and obey the laws of our city, state and nation.
The goals of DPAL are to: Establish trust between the Law Enforcement, Citizens, and the youth. To provide an alternative means of enjoyment, and education other than on the streets. To promote good clean fun, teamwork, responsibility, self respect and problem solving.
DPAL works with area youth ages 6-18 and still in public school. There is no cost for participants to join. DPAL has combined its resources in the community to provide other services. DPAL now has educational and athletic opportunities available to all participants. DPAL offers the following programs:
Athletic Softball Flag Football Basketball Archery USA Boxing Tennis Swimming Cheerleading
Educational Computer Training Internet Access SAT Training ACT Training JPA (Junior Police Academy) Police Explorer Post Drug, Alcohol, Race Relation, and various other educational materials Dunn Community Youth Forum
DPAL has formed a close working relationship with the following colleges to further help its participants continue their education:
Mount Olive College, Campbell University, Johnston Community College, Central Carolina Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University, Middle Georgia Junior College, Duke University, University of North Carolina, Arizona Western Junior College, Hargrave Military Academy Methodist College, Fork Union Military Academy.
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DPAL continues to make more partnerships with other colleges. DPAL operates both during school and during the summer.