On June 5th, 2019, the UCSB Police Department proudly participated in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics. Each year, the LETR initiative grows bigger and better and we are honored to play a small role in that.
UCSB Police Officers, UCPD Community Service Officers, and UCPD Civilian employees carried the Torch for about 5 miles and raised over $1,000 for the Special Olympics.
Check out some photos from the event below!
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, more than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.