Submitted by: Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee
WHEREAS, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has selected Special Olympics as its charity of choice; and
WHEREAS, Special Olympics is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in helping individuals with intellectual disabilities achieve success in both sports and life; and
WHEREAS, the partnership between law enforcement and Special Olympics has recently completed its 39th year of working together to raise funds and awareness for the more than 5.7 million athletes in 200 countries and jurisdictions throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, during our 39-year partnership, more than 110,000 law enforcement personnel, carrying the “Flame of Hope” throughout the world have raised more than $850 million dollars to assist in that effort; and
WHEREAS, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics has become a community policing program that has assisted policing agencies in forming solid partnerships and relationships within their communities; and
WHEREAS, the leadership within the agencies who participate in law enforcement efforts is appreciated by the athletes, their families, and the law enforcement personnel who participate; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the IACP continues to support and appreciate law enforcements efforts for this very worthwhile cause.