Welcome to the Shades of Blue Police Association

Committed to Excellence

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About

Our mission is to bridge the gap between policing ideology, and our community's reality.

 

In Memory

Deputy Edward Mitchell

The Shades of Blue would like to say goodbye and we love you to our friend and family member 

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In Memory

Mrs Charlotte Grey

The Shades of Blue would like to send condolences to our member Doug Gray  in the passing of his mother.

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SBPA Police Academy Scholarship

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Scholarship recipents

Shades of Blue Scholarship Winners

The Shades of Blue would like to congratulate Khadijah Lovette Whitfield and Ivan Thomas Jr for being selected to receive the SBPA scholarships. The Shades of Blue would also Like to thank Red Diamond uniform for working with us to purchase their work uniforms.

 
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Develop enough courage to stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.

Maya Angelou

 
 

Shades in Action

SHADES OF BLUE IN THE COMMUNITY
SHADES OF BLUE IN THE COMMUNITY
Welcoming New Members
WELCOME DOUGIE!
Shades getting ready for Trunk or Treat!
Trunk or Treat!
New Shades of Blue join the fun!
WE ARE THE SHADES OF BLUE!
IT'S SUPER MAYOR AND THE GHOST BUSTERS
THAT'S A LOT OF CANDY!
THE SHADES OF BLUE AND SUPER MAYOR!
CAN YOU SAY 1ST PLACE!
THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE!
SHADES SELFIE TIME!
Raffle day
Winner
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Raffle winners!!
Shades visit Inspiring Minds
Founders celebrating Malik's 50th birthday
DINGERS FOR DIVITO
Mj and Dar at the 1yr celebration
We did it ! First year down
Scholarship winners
 
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Donate to The SBPA

  • Donations to the Shades of Blue Police Association will be used for.

  • Scholarship Funding for the Ohio Basic Police Academy.

  • Community events.

 
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Shades News

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Scholarships Diversify YSU- Jambar

Scholarships Deversify YSU 

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WINNERS OF THE 500$ GROCERY GIVE A WAY RAFFLE !

January 1, 2025

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Inspiring Minds visit

January 1, 2025

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DINGERS FOR DIVITO

January 1, 2025

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Football extravaganza basket winner

Tyler Davis

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Football extravaganza 2nd basket winner

Clarence Greene Jr

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Football extravaganza 3rd Basket winner

 Chief Carl Davis YPD

Football extravaganza wine basket winner

Mrs Harris

 
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Shades of Blue Historical Fact

William B Lindsay

William B Lindsay was the first black State Trooper in Indiana in 1941.

 

            SBPA VIDEO 

 
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Shades of Blue founding members

 

Ronnie Casey Jr.

President

Ronnie Casey Jr. is the President and  a founding member of the Shades of Blue. Preceded in the department  by his grandfather and uncle he became a 3rd generation Deputy Sheriff at the Mahoning Co. Sheriff Department starting in 1997.  Ronnie is a part time Youngstown State University Police officer and a certified weapons instructor.  In the community Ronnie is a Football coach on the youth and high school levels for over 20 years.  

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K.G Thornton

Vice President

Kent is the Vice President and  a founding member of The Shades of Blue.  Having started in 1990 Kent is a 30 year veteran of the Mahoning Co. Sheriff Dept  Kent is also a part time officer with the Youngstown State University Police Dept.  In the community Kent is an 18 year veteran of The U.S Marines and the U.S Air Force reservesKent has also been a high school football coach for the past 29 years.  He also teaches youth swimming.

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M.J Greene

Recording Secretary Officer

Mary Jane is a founding member of the Shades of Blue and a 20 year veteran of the Mahoning Co. Sheriff Dept having joined in 2000.  Mary Jane was motivated by her father Clarence "Juice" Greene  and his service with the Youngstown Police Department to become a 2nd generation BLEO. In the community Mary Jane is a member of the Cardinal Mooney Minority Alumni Council.

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J. Johnson

Treasurer Officer

MAHONING CO SHERIFF

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Malik Mostella

Parlimentarian Officer

Malik Mostella is the Parlimentarian officer and one of the founding members of the Shades of Blue. Malik is a 20 veteran of the Youngstown Police Dept.  He is a negotiator for the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team.  He is currently  the community liaison officer for the Chief of Police through planning and training. In the community Malik is a Track coach for the Youngstown Striders starting in 1997. Currently he coaches track for Ursuline High School  and also coaches High School football locally for the past 23 years.

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Kenneth Bledsoe

Information Officer

Kenneth Bledsoe is a founding member of the Shades of Blue and the Information Officer. Kenny is a 26 year veteran of the Mahoning Co. Sheriff Dept. Kenny is a part time officer with The Youngstown State University Police Dept.

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Will Harris

Public Relations officer

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Mike Wilson

MAHONING CO SHERIFF DEPT

Douglas Gray II

MAHONING CO SHERIFF DEPT

Thurston Winbush

YSU PD

Curtis Ingram

AUSTINTOWN PD

Michael Saverko

HUBBARD PD

Jerald Crump

MAHONING CO SHERIFF

Tyrone Hyshaw

MAHONING CO SHERIFF DEPT

John Spencer

YSU PD

Michael Brown

STRUTHERS PD

Mike Cox

YOUNGSTOWN PD

Deon Gilbert

Youngstown PD

Christopher Beitzel

Mahoning Co Sheriff

Ryan Curry

Youngstown PD

Darkela Parker

Youngstown PD

Jeshaila Dunkle

Youngstown PD

Nikki Saunders

Youngstown PD Dispatch

Miriam Gonzalez

Dispatcher YSU/Youngstown PD

Tyler Thompson

Campbell PD

Art Thompson

Meander Reserve PD

David Grace (Bear)

Mahoning Co Sheriff Retired

Carl Davis

Chief Youngstown Police Dept

John Fields

Youngstown Police Dept

Jennifer Hudson

Youngstown Police Dept

Shaunna Dukes

Mahoning Co. Sheriff Dept

Kristy Olinik

Mahoning Co Sheriff Dept

Cortland Casey

Retired Mahoning Co Sheriff

Delphine Baldwin Casey

Retired Youngstown Police Dept

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Gear up with the Shades of Blue!

Shades of Blue fundraiser

A portion of all sales goes to the Shades of Blue Scholarship fund.  Gear up with The Shades of Blue!

 
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