Community Engagement

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Seaside Police Activities League (PAL)

The Seaside Police Activities League is a juvenile crime prevention program designed to provide athletic, recreational and educational opportunities for at-risk youth and to reinforce responsible values and respect. PAL is comprised of police officers, volunteers and police personnel who serve as coaches, mentors, instructors and role models, dedicated to enhancing a brighter future for our youth. 

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Seaside Youth Resource Center

The Youth Violence Prevention Program aims to serve youth and their families trying to make meaningful choices or life changes through referral services and programs that reach all levels of prevention, intervention and re-entry.

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Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run

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Participants of Torch Run 2018
Participants running during 2018 Torch Run event
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On June 12, 2018, the men and women of the Seaside Police Department participated in the Annual Special Olympics Torch Run. The purpose of the torch run is to raise awareness about the Special Olympics and the athletes that participate. The torch is handed to several participating law enforcement agencies that carry it through many cities within the County of Monterey.

Seaside Police Department also participated in the annual Tip-A-Cop, held at Chili's Restaurant, located at 1349 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard. Members of the department volunteered their time busing tables, refilling drink orders and other miscellaneous serving duties. They worked for "tips" which all went towards the Special Olympic athletes. 

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Community Outreach

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National Night Out is an annual event which encourages neighbors to engage in stronger relationships with each other and local law enforcement partners, in an effort to strengthen our communities. Goals of the National Night Out include heightening crime-prevention awareness, building support and participation with crime prevention and eradication programs, and sending out a message that our community is in alliance against crime and criminals. 

On August 7, 2018, Seaside hosted the 35th Anniversary National Night Out event on City Hall Lawn. 

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Coffee with a Cop

Police Officers with resident during Coffee with a Cop event
Police Department member and resident at Coffee with a Cop event
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Building relationships. One cup at a time. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

Taking time to meet at neutral locations provides the opportunity for real conversations about issues that matter. Coffee with a Cop events take place at local restaurants. Community residents can sit down with officers and ask questions or share what’s on their mind. In a short time, citizens and police officers get to know each other and discover mutual goals for the communities they live in and serve.

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