All around the world, Special Olympics has a formidable and caring legion of protectors and supporters: the law enforcement community.

The signature event of the law enforcement community’s year-round support is the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Florida. Every year, the Flame of Hope™ has traversed Florida in an intrastate relay of simultaneous routes throughout the state, covering countless thousands of miles.  The torch is carried by local and state law enforcement officers all the way to the Opening Ceremonies of Florida’s annual State Summer Games.

The Torch Run

The Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest annual public relations and fund-raising event amongst Special Olympics Florida and law enforcement agencies.  Statewide, the participating chiefs, officers, sheriffs, deputies, agents and cadets from virtually every branch of federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement, represent a total of over 300 different agencies. Funds are generated through the sale of the popular Torch Run T-shirts and hats, and through various local fundraising events.


You can support Special Olympics Florida and the Port St. Lucie Police Department by taking part in the Law Enforcement Special Olympics 5K. Our goal is to raise and donate as much as possible to Special Olympics Florida. Port St. Lucie Police Departments 2015 goal is $15,000!