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The Kern High School District Police Department (KHSDPD) has launched the very first high school Police Activities League (PAL). The Golden Valley High School (GVHS) PAL chapter is up and running with plans to expand the program to other schools in the district in the future.


Officer John Money is the driving force behind the organization at GVHS and shares the many benefits of having a group like this on campus.


“The main focus is community service. It is a leadership program, intervention program, and it prevents drug use and gang affiliation. It’s an excellent opportunity to work with our community partners and do great things with our students.” - Officer John Money, Golden Valley High School


Administrators and students at GVHS are thrilled to be a part of the initiative and the first KHSD school site with a PAL chapter, calling it a great fit for the goals set for students on the campus.


“Service is a component and a big part of what we do. The connection and service mindset is prevalent here as far as our culture of service to others and working to make our community a better place.” - Paul Helman, Principal, GVHS


The GVHS chapter of the KHSDPD PAL is already very busy. The group volunteered for a highway and Camp Hamilton clean up, attended the Leaders in Life event, and volunteered at the commemoration of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans.” GVHS PAL students are also taking part in upcoming events such as the Safety Spectacular, Veterans Day Parade, and Red Ribbon week activities.

The KHSDPD PAL organization is affiliated with the California Police Activities League and the National Police Activities League. The organization appreciates the support of local partners including the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Kern High School District Police Activities League Board of Directors

Acting Chief Ed Komin – President

Lisa Krch – Vice President

Paul Helman – Chief Financial Officer

Jane Gibbel – Secretary

Officer John Money – Director

Officer Luis Pena – Director

Pablo Reyes – Director

Pedro Naveiras – Director

Robert Castro – Director


Golden Valley High School PAL Student Officers

Althaira Rodriguez - President

Laisah Loaisiga - Vice President

Paola Magana – Secretary