HCSO Youth Programs

Junior Mounted Posse

The HCSO Junior Mounted Posse is a non-profit educational and sports organization for youth ages 6 to 20. The Posse is a precision equine drill team which serves the HCSO as representatives and goodwill ambassadors to the citizens of Harris County and surrounding communities.

Because of the nature of the Posse, members must have access to a trained (broke to ride) horse, western tack and saddle, as well as a trailer to haul the horse to practices and events. For more information about the HCSO’s Junior Mounted Posse please go to hcsojuniorposse.weebly.com.

Police Athletic and Activities League

Our Police Athletic Activities League, or PAL, engages our youngest community members through positive dialogue, sports, and hands-on activities. Students, age 8-18, learn about our various units, programs and services, and their role in keeping our communities safe. These memorable experiences create a long-lasting link between our agency and the youth in the communities we serve.

This leading youth program leverages the power of sports and recreational activities to introduce life lessons beyond the field of play – goal setting, strategy, teamwork, and camaraderie. It also builds on our philosophy of community-oriented policing and reinforces the vital role that residents play in ensuring public safety.

Our deputies and frontline personnel will host a range of educational programs and activities on several topics, from crime prevention and road safety to life skills and character building. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback with the very leaders entrusted with protecting them, enhancing trust and understanding.

It’s our goal to establish close ties with the community we serve and promote public safety and crime awareness. If you would like to participate in an upcoming PAL event or have a question about the program, email HCSOPAL@sheriff.hctx.net.