Mayor Walsh and Chief Buckner Announce Syracuse Police Athletic/Activities Leagues Accreditation with National CEO

During the May 24th emotional event on the steps of Syracuse City Hall, city officials among others, passionately spoke out regarding our challenging situation with youth violence. At the time Chief Buckner stated that “we are starting a Syracuse Police Athletic League.”

That promise comes to fruition as Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh and Police Chief Kenton Bucker will welcome the national CEO of the Police Athletic/Activities Leagues to Syracuse to announce the accreditation of the Syracuse chapter. Upcoming summer events and information related to what youth and families can expect out of SPAAL during the first year will be provided.

Monday, June 7, 2021
2 p.m.
City Hall (Front Steps)

Those scheduled to appear include: Hon. Ben Walsh, Mayor, City of Syracuse; Hon. J. Ryan McMahon, II, Onondaga County Executive; Hon. William Fitzpatrick, District Attorney, Onondaga County; Jeff Hood, CEO, National Police Athletics/Activities Leagues; Sharon Owens, Deputy Mayor, City of Syracuse; Kenton Buckner, Police Chief, Syracuse Police Department; Jimmy Oliver, Director of Community Engagement, Syracuse Police Department; Jaime Alicea, Superintendent, Syracuse City School District; Jason Cassalia, Undersheriff, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Pace, Lieutenant, DeWitt Police Department.