The World Police and Fire Games had their origins in San Jose, California in 1985. Since that time the Games have been held every 2 years in a different city and country around the world. Many of the world largest cities have hosted the games.
The Games attract thousands of competitors from up to 80 countries to contest 54+ sports.The Games eligibility extends to all serving law enforcement officers and professional firefighters as well as retired officers. The Games offer the opportunity for competitors and their family to develop and build friendships as well as the opportunity to facilitate cultural exchanges and cooperation between the host city and the world.
The 18th WPFG will be held in Chengdu in 2019 .