Florida Department of Corrections Participates in the 30th Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run
TALLAHASSEE– The Florida Department of Corrections today recognizes the dedication and commitment of our employees participating in the 30th Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
“The Department proudly supports our employees participating in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run,” Secretary Julie Jones said. “Each year, thousands of our employees statewide dedicate time and resources to programs and initiatives, such as the Special Olympics, that benefit their communities and fellow Floridians.”
Department of Corrections employees, along with employees of other state and local law enforcement agencies, helped kick off the 30th Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on Monday, March 23, in Escambia County. During the run, participants travel from Escambia County to Osceola County, carrying a “Flame of Hope”. The race stops in several counties before ending in Osceola County on Friday, May 15.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.