This was the twenty-seventh year the VPD has participated in the annual LETR.
On Thursday, June 9 employees from the Ventura Police Department (VPD) once again participated in the annual Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) benefiting Ventura County Special Olympics. The Ventura Police Department participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Ventura County Special Olympics today! Members of the VPD, SWAT team, Patrol Task Force Unit, City of Ventura employees, agents from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Special Olympics Athletes met at the steps of City Hall and carried the Special Olympics’ Torch, also known as the Flame of Hope, through the streets of Ventura passing off to the Oxnard Police Department at the city limit.
The LETR is an international fundraising and public awareness campaign for the Special Olympics and is comprised of the Torch Run, Tip-A-Cop, and other fundraising events. For over twenty-five years, Ventura County law enforcement agencies have been raising tens of thousands of dollars annually to benefit Special Olympics of Ventura County. The money helps Ventura County Special Olympics to offer free, year round, sports training and competition to over 700 individuals with intellectual disabilities ages eight years and up, who participate in seventeen sports at forty-five training sites throughout Ventura County.