Creation of Playstreets
In addition to providing a safe place to play, it was hoped that opportunities for wholesome play under proper supervision would reduce the temptation for wrongdoing. These Play Streets also provided openings for positive interactions between children and Police Officer to reduce tension 100 years later this PAL program continues to convey these same benefits.
At its heights, 22 precincts offered the program to over 4000 boys. Their handbook specified that developing a feeling of civic responsibility, bringing a positive relationship with the Police, and laying a foundation for good citizenship were the primary goals. The Junior Police, and laying a foundation for good citizenship were the primary goals. The Junior Police Club, offered in PAL' s After School Programs continues to address these goals.