About Us

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is composed of a dedicated group of law enforcement officials who support Special Olympics. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics is the movements’ largest grass-roots fundraising and public awareness vehicle in the world.

LETR’s mission is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement worldwide. More than 85,000 law enforcement officers from 10 Canadian provinces and 2 territories, the 50 United States, and 46 Countries internationally form the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics. The LETR are supported by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), and have been an active partner of Special Olympics Canada for more than 35 years.

Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremonies of local competitions. The flame symbolizes courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.

LETR is changing the future for people with intellectual disabilities. Through the LETR and Special Olympics partnership we are lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion.

Here on PEI, local law enforcement agencies have come together to raise over $275,000 for Special Olympics PEI over the past 25 years, through various annual events like the Truck Convoy and Polar Plunge.

PEI LETR values: