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"Our mission is always to provide a safe environment and a place of comfort for our children, teens, and families with an end goal of preventing juvenile delinquency at its core. We cannot thank our Miami Beach law enforcement enough for the time they take out of their day to bond with our children. We've set out to change young lives and create the leaders of tomorrow, and that's what they're doing through this service."

-Ofc. Arthur Martineau, Executive Director

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Frequently Asked:

What is a nonprofit or not-for-profit organization?

Not-for-profit describes a type of organization that does not earn profits for its owners. All of the money earned by or donated to a not-for-profit organization is used in pursuing the organization's objectives and keeping it running.

Are you PAL GYM?

Miami Beach PAL's Gym is an expansion of the Miami Beach Police Athletic League (PAL): A nonprofit youth organization that offers athletic and educational programs for the children and teens of Miami Beach and whose goal is to foster relationships between youth and the law enforcement community. Our gym began as a fundraising venture and has evolved into a fully equipped facility that offers some of the lowest rates in the city. For more information on our gym, please click here.






What Youth programs do you offer?

Miami Beach PAL runs 6 programs and sponsors the Miami Beach Football Club (also known as MBFC). For descriptions, meeting dates, and age requirements please click here.







Under the leadership of a full-time police officer as Executive Director, and with vital assistance from a volunteer board made up of citizens and local law enforcement officers, PAL offers the youth of the community an array of recreational, athletic and educational activities.

Programs are designed with a two-fold purpose: to create better relations between law enforcement officers and youth, and to prevent juvenile delinquency.

For over 50 years, thousands of youths (ages six to twenty-one) have been involved with PAL programs. In fact, many former PAL participants have become accountants, attorneys, doctors, educators, fire fighters, police officers, and professional athletes.

Fun Fact

Miami Beach PAL was founded in 1958, making it the oldest PAL in the state of Florida. 

Mission Statement​

The mission of the Miami Beach Police Athletic League is to foster positive relationships between youths and 

law enforcement; As well as cultivate and improve the moral and civic standards of the youth in our 


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