On June 14, 2016, the men and women of the Seaside Police Department, joined by members of both the Monterey Airport and Sand City Police Departments, participated in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run. The purpose of the torch run is to raise awareness about the Special Olympics and the athletes that participate. The torch is handed to several participating law enforcement agencies that carry it through many cities within the County of Monterey.
The Seaside Police Department received the torch from CA State University Monterey Bay Police Department on Coe Avenue and General Jim Moore Boulevard. The torch was carried through the commercial areas of the City of Seaside, and then handed off to Monterey Police Department at Del Monte Boulevard, in front of Roberts Lake.
Click HERE to view photos from the 2016 Torch Run.
Seaside Police Department also participated in the annual Tip-A-Cop. It was held at Chili's Restaurant, located at 1349 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard. Members of the department volunteered their time bussing tables, refilling drink orders and other miscellaneous serving duties. They worked for "tips" which all went towards the Special Olympic athletes.
2015 Torch Run Path
The torch run was held on June 16, 2015. The Seaside Police Department was handed the Special Olympics Torch from The Monterey Police Department. The Seaside participants proudly carried the torch down Del Monte Boulevard on to Broadway Avenue, turning left on to Fremont Boulevard, then traveling up Military Avenue. The torch was then handed to the CSUMB Police Department at Coe Avenue, completing their portion of the Special Olympics Torch Run for 2015. We congratulate and thank all of the officers and volunteers who participated! View our photos from this years Torch Run.