Johns Creek Police Department

Agency being nominated

Johns Creek Police Department

What organization / program will receive the award funds

Johns Creek PD- Special K's

Tell us about how this agency has made an impact in the community. Has this agency been working on a specific community project- or have goals to complete one? Please be detailed.

The Johns Creek Police Department promotes inclusion of people with disabilities in our community. They conduct three annual fundraisers to support local Special Olympians- a 5k road race, a golf tournament, and a crossfit challenge. Year in and year out, the JCPD is the top law enforcement group in the state to raise money for Special Olympics Georgia. This money has allowed so many athletes with disabilities to train and compete in sports they love. The work of the JCPD has also helped grow unified sports in the Johns Creek community. Unified sports is when traditional Special Olympians compete with peers without disabilities. In fact, one of the JCPD officers has been a regular unified partner in our Special Olympics long distance running program!