Who We Are

The motto for the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League (PAL) is “Every Kid Needs a PAL,” and this program shows how true that is!

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Rancho Cordova PAL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds relationships between RCPD and youth through a variety of programs, at no cost to the kids. Each year, the program serves more than 3,500 youth in our community.

Youth learn vital skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, create lasting friendships with each other, build trust with officers, give back to the community, and have fun! PAL youth have gone on to do great things from becoming a police officer to achieving success in education and sports.

If you have a child interested in joining PAL, please contact us rcpdpal@ranchocordovapd.com or (916) 875-9627.

Meet the Board Officers

Rancho Cordova PAL is supported by a working Board of Officers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth in the Rancho Cordova community. The Board of Officers serve two-year terms and their role is to support the mission of PAL and oversee PAL programs.

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Sergeant Rich Merideth
Rancho Cordova Police Department

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Vice President
Lieutenant Matt Warren
Rancho Cordova Police Department

Image of Kristie Meeks

Kristie Meeks
Fiscal Manager SRO III
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office

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Tina Aldama
Crime Prevention Specialist
Rancho Cordova Police Department

Meet the Board of Directors

Lieutenant Rich Merideth
Rancho Cordova Police Department, Retired

Lisa Jones
Business Consultant
Aimbridge Hospitality

Jennifer Ackerson
Crime Analyst
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office

Sheila Albertson
Client Communication Manager
InfoStar Productions

Colette Charles
Executive Director
Center of Praise Church/Serve Sacramento

Julie Hagan-Belka
Senior VP Professional Services
Ledgent/Ledgent Technology/Adams & Martin Group/ Divisions of Roth Staffing Co.

Sean Twilla
Water Distribution Superintendent
Golden State Water Company

Police Activities League Staff

PAL Director
Officer Jose De La Cruz
Youth Services Officer
Rancho Cordova Police Department

Youth Center Coordinator
Jason Kimbrell
Youth Services Officer
Rancho Cordova Police Department