Volunteer Services

Dunn Police Athletic & Activities League


The Dunn Police Athletic & Activities League is supervised by a Lieutenant of the Dunn Police Department and all operations are out of the Dunn Police Athletic & Activities League Office located at 1501 S. Clinton Ave. Dunn, NC 28334.



Police Athletic & Activities League 


Dunn Police Athletic League

Mission Statement

The basic mission of DPAL is to offer youth in the Dunn area a viable alternative to the temptations of street life, which can lead to a life of crime, alcoholism, drugs, vandalism, and delinquency. DPAL keeps boys and girls active, interested, and busy through supervised, multifaceted programs geared to develop leadership traits and build good citizens for tomorrow. DPAL is dedicated to installing in our youth a value system that recognizes the need to respect and protect human property rights and to uphold and obey the laws of our city, state and nation.

The goals of DPAL are to: Establish trust between the Law Enforcement, Citizens, and the youth. To provide an alternative means of enjoyment, and education other than on the streets. To promote good clean fun, teamwork, responsibility, self respect and problem solving.

DPAL is a chartered member of the National Association of Police Athletic Leagues. DPAL is also a chartered member of the amateur athletic union (AAU). For further information on DPAL or to donate money, goods and services, contact the DPAL office at 910-892-1873 or email director@dunnpal.org .

Check out the Dunn PAL website www.dunnpal.org .

DPAL works with area youth ages 6-18 and still in public school. There is no cost for participants to join. DPAL has combined its resources in the community to provide other services. DPAL now has educational and athletic opportunities available to all participants. DPAL offers the following programs:

Flag Football
Martial Arts
Weight Lifting


After-school Tutoring
STEM Classes
SAT Training
ACT Training
Mentoring Program
Police Explorer Post
Drug, Alcohol, Race Relation, and various other educational materials


DPAL has an extensive After-school Program that incorporates tutoring/homework help, STEM Classes, Media Arts Program and educational computer classes. We integrate Prevention and Intervention programs and strategies for all youth and their families.

We are connections with the following colleges:

Mount Olive College, Campbell University, Johnston Community College, Central Carolina Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville State University, University of North Carolina, Methodist College.

We also have a very close partnership with Boys Town in Nebraska where we are a referral source to send teens still in school looking for a fresh start! Visit www.boystown.org for more information on the school, but call us at 910-892-1873 for enrollment issues.

Girls and Boys Town Nebraska

DPAL continues to make more partnerships with other colleges. DPAL operates both during school and during the summer.

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More About Dunn

Dunn was originally called "Lucknow" and was renamed in 1873

The city of Dunn was incorporated on February 12, 1887, at which time it was a logging town and a turpentine distilling center. The name honors Bennett Dunn, who supervised the construction of the railway line between Wilson and Fayetteville.

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