Law Enforcement Cadet Program: Info Sessions March 13 & 15

Three happy youth in uniformSince 1959, the SFPAL Law Enforcement Cadet Program has provided opportunities for growth, leadership and career experience for thousands of San Francisco youth — including many who have chosen to pursue law enforcement and public service careers.

Plan to attend one of these information sessions for youth and their families here at our office:

  • Thursday, March 13 at 6pm
  • Saturday, March 15 at 10:30am.

The full online application with all necessary attachments is due on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Learn more on our SFPAL Law Enforcement Cadet Program page.

Judo Registration Open Now!

a boy and a girl grapple

Sensei times two judo students

After Labor Day, you’re invited to come see a class in action. Check it out! Just call first to make sure the class will be in session that day.

If you register, you’ll learn judo from a 30+ year veteran, USJF certified 5th degree black belt instructor sensei Bill Wong and make new friends!

Learn more about Sensei Wong on our judo page.


Girls and Boys ages 7 to 17 years


4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Thursdays and Fridays – All Year Round (returning from summer break after Labor Day). Please call 415-401-4666 to confirm the class schedule!


San Francisco Police Activities League 350 Amber Drive, SF, CA 94131


$100 for first year, $70 every year after
Includes US Judo Federation registration, judo gi & white belt

Get on the MAT!!!

John Halifax is a Seal?

A male soccer team posing

The San Francisco Seals

Smiling young John Halifax

John Halifax

John’s English accent makes him stand out when you first meet him. When you get to know him, his friendly can-do attitude is what you’ll remember him for.

That, and for being such a soccer fanatic!

John is passionate about serving in the community where he lives (in the Haight for the past 5 years, formerly in The Richmond). He has taken a “gap year” (a year off between high school and starting at Haverford College) to be of service in the sport he loves. We’re thrilled he is spending this time with SFPAL!

John started soccer when he was 3 years old and grew up in an English family passionate about the game. Now, he plays midfield on the San Francisco Seals Soccer Team! You should ask him about traveling to Spain for a tournament last summer and to Denmark and Sweden to play tournaments in the summer of 2011.

What does John do for SFPAL?

As the Assistant Coordinator of Soccer Programs here as SF PAL, he says that no question is too small! He is here to help you with anything from a frantic Saturday morning call asking “Where is my kid playing today?” to an email asking for an explanation of the rules about when a ball is considered out of play or even a Facebook comment asking for a high resolution copy of a photo of your kid practicing drills will her friends you saw on our web site.

Right now, he is focused on pre-season work, like working with Field Marshalls. Once the season starts in mid-March, he will be your “go to” person for all things soccer on the weekends.

Don’t be shy! Get to know him now. Say hello to John by emailing, on our Facebook page, and give him a call at 415-401-4666. He really does love hearing from you!

More about SFPAL Soccer.


SFPAL Seahawks Football & Cheer Dance 2014 Season!

The San Francisco Police Activities League Seahawks Football & Cheer/Dance Program is getting ready the upcoming 2014 season! We need adult volunteers and we’re spreading the word that registration will open soon!Seahawks logo 2010

  • Football for youth ages 7-15 (with weight restriction) is $150.
  • Cheer/Dance for youth ages 5-15 is $200.

SFPAL Seahawks season begins in August at Western Addition Kimbell Field and goes through November. Games will be played around the Bay Area.

Please visit our web pages to sign up so that you’ll get more information about Football and for Cheer/Dance (including an email reminder of when to register).