Dallas PAL has partnered with The Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center for Public Service, Government, Law and Law Enforcement at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. Dallas PAL initiated a Law Enforcement Mentoring program in which police officers interact weekly with students who are interested in pursuing careers in Criminal Justice.
On February 19th and 20th, students participated in the Skills USA District 6 Competition. More than 100 students attended and over 75 students competed in events such as Crime Scene, Felony Traffic Stops, Building Search, Individual Traffic Stop, Penal Code Quiz Bowl, and Law Enforcement Presentation Board.
The training and competitions these student go through help promote self-discipline, public speaking skills, teamwork, and how to be a good leader. Dallas PAL has over 45 students who will be moving on to compete in the Skills USA State Competition which will be held in late March in Corpus Christi.