About the games
The World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) is a biennial international sporting event for police officers, fire fighters, customs and prison officers.
The 2011 Games
The 2011 World Police and Fire Games took place in New York between 26 August and 5 September 2011.
The DCAL Minister and representatives of the 2013 World Police and Fire Games Ltd Company attended the Games to promote Belfast as the venue for the 2013 Games and see at first hand the magnitude of the event. Over 17,000 athletes competed in the New York Games which went ahead despite the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
The 2013 Games
The 2013 Games were held in Belfast from 1 to 10 August 2013. The Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Northern Ireland Prison Service hosted more than 7,000 competitors from 67 countries.
Representatives from North and South America, Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe competed in 56 sports at 41 venues across Belfast. The event also involved over 3,500 volunteers.
For more pictures from the Games and other DCAL events visit the NI Executive Flickr: