CONTACT POLICY

    Millville Police Athletic League (PAL) – Code of Conduct Policy

    The following Code of Conduct policy is promulgated in accordance with the provisions P.L. 2002, Chapter 74

    PREAMBLE: Interscholastic and youth sports programs play an important role in promoting the physical, social, and emotional development of children. It is therefore essential for parents, coaches, representatives, volunteers, and officials to encourage youth athletes to embrace the values of good sportsmanship. Moreover, adults involved with youth sports events should be models of good sportsmanship and should lead by example by demonstrating fairness, respect, and self-control at all times.

    A rigid code of conduct must be adhered to, in order, to maintain a proper atmosphere and discipline. Millville Police Athletic League is a privilege, not a right. Millville Police Athletic League maintains the right to exclude anyone not conforming to the rules and regulations of the program. Further, Millville Police Athletic League reserves the right to search persons and property, if necessary, to maintain the integrity of the program in relation to controlled substances, alcohol, etc. Millville Police Athletic League is not bound by the search and seizure rules/laws that police are.

    As a member of Millville PAL, youth are representing, not only the organization, but also the City of Millville. This includes conduct in school, at home and in the community. The standards of acceptable behavior are expected at all times, not just during PAL events. It is the responsibility of the parent and PAL member to immediately report any school or community violations to the Police Officers on the PAL Board. A decision of any appropriate action, including restriction, suspension or termination from PAL or PAL events will be made by them. Failure to report any misconduct may also result disciplinary actions. I therefore pledge to be responsible for my words and actions while at home, in my community, attending school and/or school activity, or attending, volunteering, coaching, officiating, or participating in any event held or sponsored by Millville Police Athletic League and shall conform my behavior to the following code of conduct:

    1. I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official, or any other attendee.
    2. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
    3. I will not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
    4. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee. 5. I will not use or distribute drugs or alcohol while at a youth sports event and will not attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    5. I will not permit my child, or encourage any other person, to use or distribute drugs or alcohol at a youth sports event and will not permit my child, or encourage any other person, to attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
    6. I will not engage in the use of profanity or vulgar language.
    7. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in the use of profanity or vulgar language.
    8. I will treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or ability.
    9. I will encourage my child to treat any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or ability 11. I will not engage in verbal or physical threats, bullying, or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
    10. I will not engage in improper sexual contact or sexual abuse.
    11. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in improper sexual contact or sexual abuse. 14. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in verbal or physical threats, bullying, or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
    12. I will not initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee. 16. I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
    13. Proper attire is mandatory. No revealing clothing will be tolerated. Shirts must be worn at all times, etc. Any dress deemed inappropriate by any Millville Police Athletic League representative will be excluded.
    14. I will report any infraction of this code of conduct policy, without holding any related information, immediately to a Millville Police Athletic League representative.

    I hereby agree and fully understand that if I fail to conform my conduct to the foregoing, Millville Police Athletic League (PAL) – Code of Conduct policy, while attending, volunteering, coaching, officiating, or participating in/at any Millville Police Athletic League event, I will be subject to disciplinary action, including but not limited to the following in any order or combination:

    1. Verbal warning issued by a Millville Police Athletic League representative or an official of a youth sports organization.
    2. Written warning issued by a Millville Police Athletic League representative or an official of a youth sports organization.
    3. Suspension or immediate ejection from any event issued by a Millville Police Athletic League representative or official who is authorized to issue such suspension or ejection by a youth sports organization.
    4. Suspension from multiple events issued by a Millville Police Athletic League representative, or official who is authorized to issue such suspension by a youth sports organization.
    5. Season suspension or multiple season suspensions issued by a Millville Police Athletic League representative, or youth sports organization.
    6. Expulsion from the program by a Millville Police Athletic representative. An expulsion from the program includes no re-enrollment and no reimbursement of application fee.
    7. Dismissal from any building, field, premises, or parking area of any Millville Police Athletic League event by a Millville Police Athletic League representative or official who is authorized by a youth sports organization.
    8. Any offense(s) that may lead to arrest occurring in the building, on the premises or in any capacity affiliated with the Millville Police Athletic League will result in prosecution if necessary.