Charlottesville Police Foundation i

Special Olympics “Tutu Platoon”

June 4, 2015

For the past 30 years Law Enforcement agencies across the world have participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.
This year to help commemorate the 30 years of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and to help raise awareness for Special Olympics Virginia, the Charlottesville Police Department has created the “CPD Tutu Platoon” challenge. This challenge will require Chief Tim Longo of the Charlottesville Police Department along with his two highest ranking commanders and the Torch Run Coordinator Sergeant to run a portion of the annual Regional Torch Run route wearing tutu’s and tiaras.
The selected route that the members of the CPD Tutu Platoon will run happens to be the populated area of the Downtown Mall.  In order for this challenge to succeed, “Team CPD Tutu Platoon” must raise $10,000 on their First Giving site by the run start time on Thursday, June 11th at 5:30 pm.
Over the next week fundraising efforts will be taking place on their team First Giving site to hit the $10k goal. Team “CPD Tutu Platoon” is graciously looking for supporters of this great cause. We are also looking for runners to come out and run with the law in our Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run is a formation run that will depart the Albemarle County Police Department at 5:30pm, Thursday June 11th; and will end at the Omni on the Downtown Mall. Registration is only $25 to run with officers from around the region.
Supporters who do not wish to run can still join the “CPD Tutu Platoon” and help us fundraise towards our goal and get some tutus and tiaras on the Mall.  All proceeds raised go to benefit the athletes and needs of Special Olympics Virginia.

If you would like to join “Team CPD Tutu Platoon”, visit our site at:

For more information or questions, please contact:
Sgt. Steve Knick                                                                                              

Support Our Community

News + Events

All News →

CPD Officer Perspective

I have been a Police Officer for a long time. I have seen both joyful and horrific times thru the years; some dark days & rainy nights I have even asked myself if it was worth it, and did anybody really care? Thanks to the Foundation, I know someone does. Not just funding equipment or training or the many other things that have been done, but by letting us see all of you among us as we work. The outpouring of support from the community itself has demonstrated to us that there are still SO MANY good people in this broken world.

—CPD Officer Perspective, CPD Officer Charlottesville Police Department