About Us

The World Police & Fire Games is a biennial event for serving and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers. WPFG is the third largest international multi-sport event in the world and will be the largest ever sporting event to take place in Northern Ireland. In 2013 there will be 56 sports held at 41 venues across Northern Ireland. We expect over 7,000 competitors from over 60 countries to take part.

Up to 3,600 volunteers will help deliver the ‘friendliest Games ever’ and will create a diverse pool of skilled volunteers for future events in Northern Ireland. The Games will also leave a lasting legacy as a result of extensive Services engagement in the community, schools and with young people, and through our three official charities.

WPFG will provide a major economic boost for Northern Ireland, generating much needed revenue for the service sector including hotels, restaurants, shops and visitor attractions. It will provide further evidence of Northern Ireland’s ability to organise and host major events, helping with future bids for similar sized events.


A company, known as the 2013 World Police and Fire Games Limited (2013 WPFG Ltd), was established in February 2011 by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure to deliver the Games.

2013 WPFG Ltd is overseen by a Board of Directors chaired by Judith Gillespie, Deputy Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

View profiles of the 2013 WPFG Board of Directors.