Charitable Connections

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Virginia unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state to raise more than a million dollars annually. Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state culminating with the Torch Run Final Leg and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open our Summer Games in Richmond. The 1,900-mile, 8-day Torch Run involves more than 2,000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Virginia.

Santa Van Toy Drive

Every year, CPD fills a van with toys and rides throughout the Charlottesville neighborhoods, spreading holiday cheer, sharing fun interactions with neighbors, and putting smiles on faces all across the city. Last year, we were joined by Hunter Wyant of State Farm Insurance and the Charlottesville Police Foundation. Partners such as these help raise money and assist us in distributing toys throughout the various City Neighborhoods.

Holiday Clothing Driveholiday clothing drive

The Charlottesville Police Department is making sure our unsheltered and homeless populations stay warm this winter, and we're asking for your help to make that possible. If you have clothing you would like to donate and give it to those in need, please contact Officer Todd Lucas (