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. From nominations one inductee per year will be selected based on criteria noted below.

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.)

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 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.