World Police and Fire Games

A great opportunity for sport & travel

The WPFG (World Police and Fire Games) is a multi-sport Olympic style athletics event. It is 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) is an entity of the California Police Athletics Federation.  It is 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.  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 China in 2017.

If you would like to attend the Games in China please watch here for updates.  It is envisaged that there will be a 2 week package which includes return flights, hotel accommodation based on 2 sharing with breakfast, sports & travel insurance and team kit.  The cost has not yet been determined.  The PSSA is hopeful to offer a 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 pssa-admin-hub@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or telephone 01788 804171.