Law Enforcement Torch Run (NSW) is a charitable fund that comprises officers from the New South Wales Police Force, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, New South Wales Department of Corrective Services and the Australian Federal Police working together in support of Special Olympics New South Wales.
What is Law Enforcement Torch Run?
Law Enforcement Torch Run is a worldwide organisation that is committed to two primary objectives:
Raising awareness across the community for the good work done by the Special Olympics movement in assisting intellectually handicapped people through sport.
Fundraising to assist Special Olympics continue their good work.
This program started in 1981, when the Chief of Police in Wichita, Kansas, Richard La Munyon agreed to support a local Special Olympics group by authorising six of his officers to carry a Torch into the opening ceremony of an event.
From those very small beginnings, Law Enforcement Torch Run now involves over 90,000 law enforcement officers in 44 countries.
Aims and Objectives
To develop and maintain fund raising initiatives to provide continuing financial support to Special Olympics (New South Wales)
To raise awareness within the New South Wales Police Force and other Law Enforcement Agencies operating in New South Wales of the existence and nature of the Special Olympics movement
To raise awareness across the community of the work done by the Special Olympics movement through the conduct of Law Enforcement Torch Runs