"Tip A Cop" Event
The Palo Alto Police Association also hosts a Tip-A-Cop charity event. Officers serve as celebrity waiters at restaurants, and they donate all the tips they receive to Special Olympics. Tip-A-Cop has been a favorite way for officers to raise money, and the public loves to have the officers wait on them hand and foot. Tip-A-Cop events are one of the main fundraisers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, which is one of the largest fundraising arms of Special Olympics. All tips are tax-deductible and support sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.