Community Programs

Our Goal

The Hesperia Police Department recognizes that its responsibility as a law enforcement agency extends far beyond the traditional, narrow definition of policing.

Presenting positive role models for youth in our community and providing meaningful alternatives to at-risk youth in the community is of utmost importance in establishing and strengthening the security of the community and the safety of its citizens.

Hesperia Police Activities League

Established in 2008, this program specifically targets “at-risk” youth in the community.

Supported by grants, local citizens and area businesses, the Hesperia Police Activities League (HPAL) provides rigorous, structured and highly disciplined training in “the fine art of fisticuffs” - competitive boxing.

The value of athletic competition in building the character and confidence of participants has proven to be immense. Open to boys and girls age 12-17, the HPAL program emphasizes and reinforces the following concepts:

  • Respect (for oneself and others)
  • Self-discipline
  • Personal commitment
  • Responsibility
  • Citizenship

For more information about this program, or to get involved, please contact the Community Relations Officer at (760) 947-1549.