World Police & Fire Games


The WPFG is a multi-sport Olympic style athletics event, held biennially to promote physical and mental well-being of professionals in the Police, Fire and Correctional Services around the world.


The Governing Body of the WPFG is the World Police & Fire Games Federation (WPFGF), an entity of the California Police Athletics Federation, a non profit corporation established in 1971.

To enter the Games, competitors must be serving officers within the Correctional, Police and Fire communities or retired officers.

The first Games were held in 1985 in San Jose, California with nearly 5,000 competitors.  The first Games the Prison Service attended as a team were in 1995 in Melbourne and we have taken a team biennially ever since.

The largest Games to date were held in New York in 2011 attracting nearly 16,000 competitors.

The next Games we are attending will be hosted by Los Angeles, California USA in August 2017.  It is anticipated that the Games will attract 12,000 competitors from 70 countries, competing in 61 sports to qualify for over 1,600 medals.

If you would like to attend the Games in Los Angeles, please find attached application form.  It is envisaged that the 2 week package which includes return flights, hotel accommodation based on 2 sharing with breakfast, sports & travel insurance and team kit will cost you approximately £2,000.00.  The PSSA is hopeful to offer subsidy to competitors along with any potential sponsorship gained.

The WPFG is a truly fantastic event that brings colleagues together from around the world, many friendships have been formed over the years; once you have attended your first Games, you’re normally hooked and attend thereafter!

For more information, please contact or telephone 01788 804171.  For information on the Games, rules & regulations go to

WPFG Application Form

Once completed post to the PSSA Office. Any questions contact us on the details above.

Click to download the form.