Website Manager



The Toledo Lucas County-Police Athletic League is a non-profit delinquency prevention program which relies heavily on athletics. This positive influence can counter gang influence and potential violence which often occur's in the under-serviced areas of our community. The Toledo Police Department's PAL program promotes mutual respect between the police and Toledo's youth through various athletic and recreational activities. With the help of volunteers and several agencies; baseball, basketball, tutoring, and Lego club are offered to children who may not otherwise be able to participate.  Gym Location: 1111 E. Manhattan Blvd. Toledo, Ohio.  

We invite you to continue to learn about The Toledo - Lucas County PAL organization by browsing our website, volunteer at our center or call 419-276-4764 to see how you can personally contribute to the success of all of our children.

To donate please make checks payable to: Toledo-Lucas County Police Athletic League.  Mail to: 525 N. Erie St. Toledo, Ohio 43604.

Director: Sergeant Ron Paris


Herbert Mickles was born Jun 20, 1932 in Selma Alabama.  At the age of 9 years old, his family moved to Toledo, Ohio.  He graduated from Waite High School, in 1951.  Born as a Soft Paw (left-handed boxer), sharpshooter Herbert began boxing at the age of sixteen.

In 1949 and 1950, he walked away with the Golden Gloves Bantam Title.  Herbert was a Times delegate to the tournament of Champions for four straight years.

In 1952, he won the Golden Gloves crown.  In 1954 he became the All-Army Boxing Champion.  In 1955, he became the All-Service Boxing Champion and European Boxing Champion as well.

Known as "Coach Herb", he coached Pee Wee baseball, ages 9-12 years old.  Coach Herb has been coaching since 1986, and it all started at Lincoln Elementary School.  Two years later in 1988, Coach Herb began coaching the Toledo Police League, which later became the Toledo Police Athletic League (PAL) in 1996 and continued until his retirement in 2017.

*Bio Courtesy of the African American Legacy Project