Summer Camp 2021

Summer Camp 2021
July 6, 2021 - August 6, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Please Contact Officer Vinnie @ 860.757.4305

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Trunk or Treat

Hartford PAL, Hartford PD, CT State Police, AMR, and Hartford Men’s Lacrosse provided the youth of Hartford a safe alternative to Trick Or Treating by holding their second annual Trunk or Treat event. The turnout was incredible and the costumes seen passing through were amazing. Hartford PAL was happy to see the smiling (and some scary) faces pass through!

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Hartford's Police Athletic League Reaches Further In 2020

The Hartford Police Athletic League encourages young people in the city to reach their potential through mentoring, education and athletics. This year the league is planning a major renovation to serve more youth. 

Jordan Spruille wants to work in law enforcement. And he says a big reason for that was his experience as a young man in the Hartford Police Athletic League.

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The Hartford Police Athletic League is a unique mentoring program that works to establish trust between law enforcement and youth early in life through activities. David Jorgensen shares how the program can keep kids off the streets and in school.

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Your Career Starts Here!

Interested in a career as a Hartford CT Police Officer? The Hartford Police Department will be holding a Police Officer Recruitment Information Session on Friday, 12/21 @ 6:30 PM in the Hartford PD CompStat Room! Our next open application will be on 2/11/19 and need to reach as many potential qualified applicants as possible. For more information, contact JOINHPD@HARTFORD.GOV

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Hartford PAL Fall Capital City Classic 2019

(XL Center, Hartford CT)

In the third installment of the Hartford PAL Capital City Fall Classic, the Semi-Finals featured (#4) Capital Prep facing off against (#1) Prince Tech and (#3) Bulkeley playing (#2) Weaver. 


Weaver and Prince moved on after a hard-fought battle to face off in back to back championships with this being Prince's third finals appearance in a row. Prince won in 2017 defeating Hartford Public, Weaver took the title in 2018 defeating Prince, but behind league MVP and the Tourny's Most Outstanding Player Kazell Stewart, the Prince Tech Falcons regaining superiority to win the 2019 Championship. Please take a look at the final highlights by clicking on the link below.


‘Giving Tuesday’ hits the capital city

HARTFORD – Black Friday has come and gone, Cyber Monday set records but after all that there is now the annual push towards the altruistic.

Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), the global initiative that began in 2012 to raise money for charities and non-profits was in full force across Hartford.

McKinley Albert, the executive director of Hartford’s Camp Courant said the free summer camp serving the capital city’s kids is looking forward to their 125th year.

“Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people in the community that like to support good causes and give back and we look forward to people giving back to us this Giving Tuesday,” Albert said.

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Bonding Over Fish

Police Officers, Firefighters Haul In Trout With Kids In Keney Park


The first lines went arching over the Keney Park pond an hour before noon Sunday, tipped with fluorescent PowerBait, flung by kids in raincoats. Rain dimpled the surface of the pond.

About five minutes after the lines went out, Jose Mendez Molina, 8, began shrieking.

It was Mendez Molina’s first time fishing, but he had on the end of his line a 10-inch rainbow trout that had chosen, fatally, to chomp on the clump of yellow PowerBait a police officer had molded minutes before onto his hook.

Mendez Molina was one of 29 Hartford kids who spent Sunday angling with Hartford police officers and firefighters for a share of the pond’s 400 rainbow trout, deposited Wednesday by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, or DEEP. The Keney Park pond is one of 14 urban fishing spots stocked and maintained by DEEP.

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Wolf Pack Planning Whalers Alumni Game

CT Guns Hockey team, comprised of first responders from all over the state, are playing the Hartford Whalers and Hartford Wolfpack Alumni, Saturday February 24th at 4:00 pm. at the XL Center. The proceeds will benefit the Hartford Police Athletic League Hockey Program. 

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Thank You Aetna for Your Donation

Last night we were given a check for $3,000 from Aetna at the 3rd annual Hartford vs Aetna Benefit Basketball game, which took place at the XL Center. The kids ate PLENTY of hot dogs and enjoyed the fierce competition between the two corporations. Aetna got the best of The Hartford sweeping both the women's and men's games. The kids in the front row had the most fun!!! Thank you to all who came and supported and most importantly those who participated and help put this wonderful event on. 

Hartford PAL donates to the House of Bread

Peter Getz of Harford PAL donates to Sr. Teresa Fonti, House of Bread. The $500.00 donation will go towards her "Kid's Café" program which feeds over 500 children a day in the city.