The purpose of the Black Knights Police Association is to:
Bring about police reform in the Youngstown Police Department in order to prevent police corruption, racial discrimination and brutality.
Be the main mechanism in recruiting minority police officers on a local scale
Improve the relationship between the black community and black officers
Weigh the effects of programs and policies of the criminal justice system on the black community
Conduct an active campaign in the black community to improve the social and physical welfare of the youth in the community.