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The World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) is a biennial athletic event, open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world.

The California Police Olympics were first held in 1967. The concept evolved over the years and led to the creation of the World Police & Fire Games Federation—a non-profit organization, run by the Californian Police Athletics Federation—in 1983. Two years later, in 1985, the first World Police & Fire Games were held in San Jose, California, USA, with nearly 5,000 competitors.

The largest WPFG games to date was held in New York, New York, USA with over 16,000 athletes in attendance, from 59 nations. The Games attract approximately 10,000 entrants, slightly fewer than the Summer Olympic Games, and exceeding the third position holder, the Commonwealth Games.

Host cities include –  

  • 1985: United States San Jose, California, USA
  • 1987: United States  San Diego, California, USA
  • 1989: Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1991: United States Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • 1993: United States Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  • 1995: Australia Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1997: Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 1999: Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2001: United States Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • 2003: Spain Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • 2005: Canada Québec City, Québec, Canada
  • 2007: Australia Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • 2009: Canada Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2011: United States New York, New York, USA
  • 2013: United Kingdom Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2015: United States Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • 2017: Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2019: Chengdu, Sichuan, China

The 2015 event is to be held in the USA. Details can be obtained via the official website –

If any NSW Police Force personnel are wishing to attend this event, they are asked to contact their Police Sports Club representative or go to Contacts on this website. 

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