Be a Hero!  Escort the Special Olympics Torch, the "Flame of Hope" in Your Community on its Journey to Summer Games.  All Law Enforcement Personnel and Agencies Welcome.

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Thank You to Our Law Enforcement Community!

Law Enforcement Torch Run raises record-breaking $417,421 for Special Olympics Northern California Athlete Programs!

Over 2,000 Law Enforcement personnel from 195 Law Enforcement agencies throughout Northern California ran the Special Olympics Torch, the "Flame of Hope' through their communities bringing awareness and raising funds for Special Olympics!  We are so grateful for the dedication and commitment of the Law Enforcement community to our amazing Special Olympics athletes.  

Check out some of the agencies who escorted the Flame of Hope on its way to Summer Games.

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We Celebrated our 25th Anniversary!

The year 2022 marked the 25th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Northern California. A dedicated group of law enforcement officers, along with the support of Special Olympics staff, brought the Torch Run to life in Northern California in 1997. From its humble beginnings the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Northern California has grown into an integral part of Special Olympics; each year hundreds of law enforcement personnel participate. To date LETR Northern California has raised over 20 million dollars to support the athletes of Special Olympics.

Law enforcement personnel from around Northern California spend countless volunteer hours each year raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics through events such as Tip-A-Cops, Cop on a Rooftop, Police in Pursuit, Bike the Bridges and of course the Torch Run as “Guardians of the Flame”.


We are always looking for new Law Enforcement agencies to get involved in our Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising and public awareness efforts.  All branches of Law Enforcement are welcome, including military. There is nothing that can compare to placing a medal around a competing Special Olympics athlete's neck or the sense of satisfaction knowing the funds you raised at a fundraiser will support the Special Olympics programs right in your own community.

Join the ranks of over 3,500 Law Enforcement personnel (both sworn and civilian) throughout Northern California who are changing the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through their involvement in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR).  

We have a Law Enforcement Executive committee who have years of Torch Run and Special Olympics knowledge between them who are happy to help you get started.  Our staff dedicated to the Law Enforcement Torch Run will support you in your efforts to get engaged.  

Take your first step and complete the Interest form and we will get in touch with you.

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About the Law Enforcement Torch Run

Learn about the Law Enforcement Torch Run and its involvement with Special Olympics! 

Torch Run and Summer Games

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LETR Resources

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Be a runner and escort the Special Olympics Torch to Summer Games!