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Montclair PAL Fall Programs Announced


MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Athletic League (PAL) and Montclair Police Department’s Community Service Unit (CSU) are offering fall programs geared toward boys and girls in grades 5-12.

The following programs are open for registration:

  • Travel Basketball
  • Boys (Grades 5 – 8) and Girls (Grades 6 & 8)
  • (tryouts 1st and 2nd week of November)

The competitive traveling basketball team offers boys and girls with a higher skill level an opportunity to participate competitively.  The tryouts are open to boys and girls residing in Montclair that are in grades 5 - 8. 

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  • Montclair Junior Police Academy
  • Boys & Girls (Grades 6 - 8)


  • Montclair Police Explorers
  • Boys and Girls (Grades 9 – 12)

According to the PAL website, the Montclair Police Explorers and Montclair Junior Police Academy programs both give Montclair youths who are interested in law enforcement an opportunity to participate in 10 two-hour sessions with Montclair Police officers. During these sessions, participants will learn all about the many different jobs within the Police Department. ​CSU officers conduct lessons in a safe environment similar to an actual police recruit training program, complete with some physical training and exercises that places an emphasis on teamwork and responsibility.

Visit to register or feel free to call 973-509-4775 for further information.

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