April 26, 2017

History and Mission

Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL), a non profit organization, was formed in 1982 to provide a positive alternative to the streets for boys and girls between 5 and 18 years of age. Our goal is accomplished through our educational, social, and recreational activities.

We serve over 3,000 youth yearly.

We utilize police officers, local business leaders, and community volunteers as positive role models for youth and are financially supported through grants, donations, and contributions from local businesses and corporations.

Our Office Complex and One-Stop Youth Center are centrally located at 2200 Macdonald Avenue in Richmond; conveniently accessible by freeway, bus or BART.


RPAL's mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for recreational, educational, cultural, and social programs while building positive community relations between police officers, youth and citizens.