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The Santa Ana Police Athletic Activity League (SAPAAL), which was formed by the Santa Ana Police Department, has launched a new website, with the help of Pretty Witty Designs.

Here is additional information about SAPAAL:

In order to combat gang violence, resist the temptation of joining criminal street gangs, and encourage youths to stay in school, the Santa Ana Police Department has formed the Santa Ana Police Athletic Activity League (SAPAAL). SAPAAL is a crime prevention program that employs educational, athletic, and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between youths and law enforcement. SAPAAL will focus its efforts on at risk students.

The SAPAAL use’s police officers as coaches, tutors and mentors. Police officers coaching, tutoring and mentoring demonstrate to youths that officers are truly interested in their development and well-being. The Santa Ana Police Department to implemented the SAPAAL to develop a new community resource program focused on reducing gang violence. Studies show that youths who are involved in supervised extracurricular activities are significantly less likely to participate in high-risk illegal behavior.

The Santa Ana Police Department is committed to reducing violence in the community. The SAPAAL is a pro-active long-term strategy designed not only to meet the goal of reducing street violence, but also to provide youths with the opportunity to build a successful future.

Here are some of their Upcoming Events:

July 2010

  • Wild Rivers
  • California Science Center
  • Pythian Youth Camp in the Sequoia National Forrest, (7 day camp)
  • Orange County Fair
  • Angels Baseball Game
  • Guitar Class
  • Sewing Class
  • Fitness Class
  • Karate

August 2010

  • Orange County Fair
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Wild Rivers
  • End of Summer Party
  • Guitar Class
  • Sewing Class
  • Fitness Class
  • Karate
  • Open Enrollment for SAPAAL Center 2010-2011 School Year

To get invoved contact Officer Tom Serafin, Director, at (714) 647-6591 or tserafin@santa-ana.org.

Or Dario Gaitan Assistant Director, at (714) 647-6591, or dgaitan@santa-ana.org.



By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

One thought on “Santa Ana Police Athletic Activity League launches new website”
  1. HI u guys,
    I loved working with the SAPAAL and tutor as well. It is a great program to keep the kids out of the streets and get help doing homework. This program not also keeps kids out of the streets but encourage them to interact with other kids and develop as a kid and prepare them for the upcoming school year. I will miss you guys so much.

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