Special Olympics Northern California is proud of the dedicated law enforcement personnel from all over Northern California who are committed to raising thousands of dollars for our athletes and increasing public awareness to our Program. 

Be a Guardian of the Flame and Escort the "Flame of Hope" on Its Journey to Summer Games! 
learn more and register

Catch our Spirit!  Join us for Summer Games and be a Hero to the Competing Athletes!

learn more and register 

Our Relationship with Law Enforcement

The Mission

The mission of the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR), in partnership with our communities, is to support Special Olympics Northern California through fundraising and public awareness, which in turn enhances the quality of life of our athletes.  LETR is a year round fundraising campaign with a wide variety of fundraising events taking place throughout the year, culminating at the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games in June.

The Executive Committee

Our Law Enforcement Executive Committee have years of Special Olympics experience with a vast knowledge and understanding of the relationship between Law Enforcement and Special Olympics.   If you have any questions, suggestions or ideas, please feel free to reach out to them.  

meet our committee 

Join LETR
We have hundreds of agencies involved in our movement.
If you or your agency wants to participate, complete the Agency interest form.
Join a LETR Fundraiser
Law Enforcement holds 600 fundraisers for us
throughout Northern CA each year.
Find one or join one.

LETR Resources

Special Olympics is proud of the Law Enforcement community who raise funds for our programs and awareness to the amazing Special Olympics athletes who inspire all of us everyday.  We have created some resources and tools for our law enforcement community to help them with their amazing fundraising efforts on behalf of our athletes.  

Accounting Tools
These tools will help you track your fundraising efforts at your fundraisers.
Event Notification and Fact Sheets
Use these forms as you plan your fundraising events.
Miscellaneous Forms
Additional forms you will find helpful as you plan your agency fundraising campaign.

Law Enforcement testimonial

Special Olympics has opened my eyes to the capabilities of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I have met the best human beings associated with Special Olympics, from the athletes, and Special Olympic Volunteers, to the members of Law Enforcement who are involved with the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Special Olympics is the primary reason I stayed on as a Reserve Police Officer, after retirement, to be involved with this great organization.

Ret. Lt. John H.

Scotts Valley Police Department

Law Enforcement Summer Games Video

LETR SONC 2017