Being involved in the community does not stop for the Redmond Police Department when we leave work. Among the many organizations the police personnel donate time to is the Special Olympics.
Along with many police agencies throughout the United States, Redmond Police fully supports the efforts of Special Olympics. The Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign has raised millions of dollars for Special Olympics around the world.
Redmond Police raised $4,211.25 on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, for Special Olympics' annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser. Law enforcement personnel served as waiters at Red Robin locations in Redmond Town Center and Overlake, with all tips going directly toward Special Olympics Washington.
The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraising effort when police personnel and community members raise money and take a dip into the chilled waters of Lake Sammamish. The 2013 Plunge was Saturday, March 16, where a record number of plungers raised a record amount of money for Special Olympics Washington athletes. We had over 115 plungers and raised more than $28,000.