Police Athletic League Boxing Program Receives National Recognition- No Taxpayer Dollars Used!
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
What is the Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois?
The Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois was established in 1994, and operates as a tax exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
|Jerry Elsner, Director|
Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois
The commission has developed from a small group of concerned citizens into the State's fastest growing not-for-profit organization committed to public safety and law enforcement.
Our goal, together, is to offer insightful, creative legislative solutions and assist law enforcement agencies to prevent crime in our communities through a unique blend of awareness and activities.
Membership includes corporate executives from Fortune 500 companies, international trade unions, local, state and national legislators, national civic and fraternal groups, and law enforcement officials.
While our ranks have grown, the Commission maintains its independence and has NOT accepted any government monies or funding.
The Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois operates as a tax exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code.
The Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois operates and survives on the generous donations of concerned citizens and independent donors like you.
The Police Athletic League of ISCC/PAL-IL is a non-profit guided youth organization, with a mission to reduce juvenile delinquency and promote positive interaction between law enforcement and communities. In essence it is a youth-oriented crime prevention program that relies heavily on athletics and recreational activities to tighten the bond between police officers and kids in communities that have historically high rates of juvenile crime.
The PAL program brings youngsters under the supervision and constructive influence of a responsible law enforcement agency and expands public awareness about the role of a police officer. That role is the positive reinforcement and support of the responsible values and attitudes instilled in young people by their parents.
Youth sports programs have contributed significantly to the reduction of delinquency in our communities. Police Athletic Leagues use athletic and recreational programs as a tool; a way to involve kids in a program that provides structure and positive relationships with "the system". While involved with PAL, the message of avoiding gangs, drugs, alcohol, and generally unacceptable behavior, is discussed with the youngsters. Although nationally known as a recreation program, the Police Athletic League has adapted to the changing times. PAL programs now incorporate programs such as business exposure and skills training, mentoring, and homework help, to further aid our children.
Our dedicated officers are committed to providing sound direction and guidance to the advisory board and legislative committee.
Jerry Elsner | Executive Director
OFFICERS ADVISORY BOARD
Robert Duncan ..... President, ISCC
William Joyce....... Chairman, PAL-IL
Phyllis Luzader Swartz..... Treasurer, ISCC/PAL-IL
Jerry Elsner..... Executive Director, ISCC
Aldo Botti..... General Counsel, ISCC
Email the Illinois State Crime Commission
The Illinois State Crime Commission/Police Athletic League of Illinois held its 16th Annual Awards Dinner at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois on Wednesday, June 20, 2012