About the Medina Community Police Athletic League

MCPAL is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. 

It is based on the conviction that young people if they are reached early enough can develop strong positive attitudes towards police officers in their journey through life toward the goal of maturity and good citizenship. 

The MCPAL program brings youth under the supervision and positive influence of a law enforcement agency and expands public awareness about the role of a police officer and the reinforcement of the responsible values and attitudes instilled in young people by their parents.


Terry Grice – Chief, Montville P.D.

Assistant Program Director

Rebecca Byrne - Montville P.D.


Jim Shields - President, Medina City Schools

Aaron Funk - Vice President, Trillium Creek Dermatology

Mark Shupe - Treasurer, First Merit Bank

Phillip Titterington - SecretartyMedina County Juvenile Court

Jani Groza - Westfield Insurance

Craig Hassinger, Seibert-Keck Insurance

Ben Ziska - Guys Pizza


Judge Kevin W. Dunn, Medina Juvenile Court

Brunswick Police Department

Lodi Police Department

Medina County Sheriff's Department

Montville Police Department

Wadsworth Police Department


Special thanks to the many officers and volunteers who help make this possible.