SELECTION:
An individual, a law enforcement agency or a Special Olympics program may submit nominations/applications. All nominations and/or applications should include a completed nomination form. There may be one or more inductees per year, to provide for the growing number of quality applicant and/or nominees. The Selections Committee determines the decision as to the number of inductees and the selection.

CRITERIA:
The nominee’s involvement shall demonstrate a sustained and significant contribution to the achievement of the goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run®. The minimum requirements for this award are at least five (5) years of participation with the Torch Run, achievement in program development, organization and fund raising success. (We recognize our athletes in numerous ways, including leadership awards such as the Mike Schulte Athlete Leadership Award and the Special Olympics Male and Female athlete of the year’sawards; therefore they are not eligible for this award.)

PROCESS:
Nominees whom are not selected will remain in consideration for one (1) additional year (total of 2 years – year nominated plus one year). Supportive nominee information may be supplied each year. At the end of two (2) years, nominees’ files will be removed unless re-nominated using the current year’s nomination form.

All nominations or inductees will be kept confidential with inductees being announced at the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Celebration Party on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Stevens Point.

All nominees will receive a letter of recognition from the Chair of the Selections Committee in honor of their nomination with a copy to the nominee’s agency.