The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. The Torch Run efforts to raise funds include: collecting corporate sponsorships, T-shirt and hat donations and hosting unique fundraising events such as building sits, polar plunges and glow runs.
Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state in the Torch Run Final Leg, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh. The 2,000-mile, month-long Torch Run Relay involves more than 2,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across North Carolina.
Agency Spotlight: Jacksonville Police Department
Thanks to Jacksonville Police Department for their support of the annual NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Morehead City! Read a spotlight on one of their officers and his involvement with Special Olympics NC.
North Carolina Chiefs of Police encourage participation in NC LETR
View a message from Chief John Letteney of Apex Police Department, Chief Gina Hawkins of Fayetteville Police Department and Chief Catrina Thompson of Winston-Salem Police Department about the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Co-Directors named to lead NC LETR for Special Olympics
Major Cam Selvey of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Captain Robert Spatorico of the Fayetteville Police Department will serve as co-directors of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® (NC LETR) for Special Olympics North Carolina in 2019. Read more.
Agencies across the state attended 2019 Torch Run Conference
Thanks to all who attended the 2019 North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Morehead City February 6-7! Photos from the conference are available here.