|The Chelmsford Police Athletic Flag Football League is designed to promote a great deal of positive interaction between Police Officers and kids. The League consists of Middle School aged students and is open to both boys and girls.
Over the years, there have been over 1300 students who have participated in the program. Often these students have come back during the season to help Officers coach, referee, and volunteer in many other ways.
The main mission of CPAL is to provide opportunities for boys and girls to participate in activities that they may not normally do. The Flag Football League has seen all kinds of players who come out to not only play football, but to also have fun and socialize in a safe and well-supervised environment.
The Officers who participate in the Flag Football League volunteer their time in order to be strong roll models for the kids. Their goals are to foster a trusting relationship between themselves and the kids they interact with. In seeing a number of these kids grow up, it has been clear that opportunities like the Flag Football League have accomplished these goals.