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Question: What are some summer activities offered by the Euclid Police Department?

Answer from Officer George Panagiotou:

Our PAL Soccer Summer Camp is another great opportunity for us to connect with our community's kids. Each camp is a full week of work that will improve every child, not just soccer players. From athletic training with cones and hurdles and ladders to the small, action packed games we will play, this camp is sure to give our kids a great experience.

Euclid Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) has partnered with Euclid High School Boys and Girls Soccer Teams to create a week long soccer summer camp

This week long camp will focus on developing balance, agility, speed, and strength through our performance training and technical skills with the ball by playing fun drills and games! Any child from 5 years old through 8th grade may attend. Players will be grouped by age and ability. There are two dates available for children to sign up. Families may register for one or both of the camps if they’d like.  Cost for each camp is $25.00 per player and includes a camp shirt! Proceeds for these camps go to the Euclid High School Soccer Programs.

Camp #1  June 19th – 23rd at Babbitt & Milton Soccer Fields across from YMCA

 Camp #2  July 17th – 21st at Babbitt & Milton Soccer Fields across from YMCA

Each camp is Monday through Friday, from 10am to 12pm each day.

GEAR LIST: Players should bring a soccer ball, cleats or tennis shoes, shin guards and socks, and a water bottle each day. 


Please return your PAL Soccer application & CASH ONLY payment of $25.00 per participant to: Euclid Police Department - 545 E. 222nd St., Euclid, OH. (216) 289 – 8533

FOR MORE INFO, check out  Euclid Police Facebook Page or twitter at @Euclid_PD.  Email:P.O. George Panagiotou at 

Answer from Ed Bonchak:

The Euclid Police Department’s Junior Police Academy is designed to motivate young people to be outstanding citizens through law enforcement education. While being a part of our community policing program, the Junior Police Academy encourages our young citizens to better understand the role of the police officer while at the same time help build trust among youth and the police in general.

The academy is open to all middle school students who reside in the City of Euclid and will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 the Euclid Police Department, one week during the summer. The cost is $10.00 and the cadets are required to…

  • Be on time
  • Participate in light physical training
  • Bring their own bag lunch
  • Be responsible for a daily tour sheet

Space is limited and applicants will be considered on a first come first serve basis. For more information contact Ed Bonchak in the Community Policing Unit at (216) 289-8667 or at To learn more about The Junior Police Academy and it’s many programs, go to,

Safety Town is a one week child safety program offered by the Euclid Police Department in conjunction with Euclid City Schools.  Safety Town is only for Euclid children who are entering Kindergarten in the fall. Students learn valuable safety lessons from police and other safety-based organizations which include:

  • Child pedestrian traffic safety
  • 9-1-1 phone call procedure
  • Poison awareness
  • Stranger Danger
  • Eddie Eagle Gun Safety
  • Animal safety
  • Pool safety
  • Bus safety
  • Fire safety

For more information contact, Ed Bonchak in the Community Policing Unit at 216-289-8667, or email  

Kate McLaughlin

I am the Community Policing Specialist at the Euclid Police Department.

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