Texas Police Games

Texas Police Games Promote good physical condition & comradeship among Texas Peace Officers through athletic competition. Mr. Baggs (Texas Department of Public Safety), O.L.

History of the Texas Police Athletic Federation

The Texas Police Games, that we know today, are well organized competitive events that enable commissioned Police Officers the opportunity to compete with fellow Police Officers from the State of Texas as well as on a nationwide level. The idea of promoting good physical condition, through competitive athletic competition, originated in California.

Duke Nyhus, a San Diego Assistant Chief, founded the California Police Athletic Federation in 1966. In 1968-69 Dallas Police Officer Anthony Risner discovered that the State of California had established the California Police Athletic Federation which encouraged good physical conditioning through athletic competition. Officer Risner competed in the California Police Olympics and started researching and enlisted the help of the Dallas Police Association and other officers to work towards establishing the Police Olympics here in Texas. With the research and dedication of these officers and more, the concept of the Texas Police Athletic Federation, better known as the TPAF, was conceived in 1974 by officers Steve G. Cullum (Ft, Worth Police Department) and Tim R. Vought (Dallas Police Department). These officers conducted the first Texas Police Recruit Championships in Dallas in April of 1975. The event was repeated in Austin in January of 1976 and in Ft. Worth in December of 1976. The TPAF was chartered and received it’s original funding through contributions made by the Dallas Police Association and the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association. The TPAF was established to foster physical fitness and comradeship among peace officers in the State of Texas and from other states by the organization and promotion of athletic events and competitions in which peace officers can compete. The TPAF logo is a registered trademark. The Texas Police Games are conducted annually and are open to all sworn peace officers, local, state and federal, who meet the specific requirements as defined and outlined in Article 2.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the by-laws of the Texas Police Athletic Federation, and those who are primarily engaged in law enforcement activities which center on criminal apprehension and detention. The Texas Police Games were originally called The Texas Police Olympics. In 1996, the year that the real “Olympics” were held in Atlanta, GA, the Olympic organization forced everyone using the word Olympics to use a different word or be fined. They only allowed the Special Olympics use of the word. At that point the Texas Police Athletic Federation renamed the games “The Texas Police Games”. This also affected the National Police Olympics and the International Police Olympics. The first Texas Police Olympics were held in Dallas, TX in 1977 with participation over 250. Each year the Games have grown with participation well over 1200. The hosting cities for the Texas Police Games have ranged from far West Texas to East Texas, from North Texas to South Texas. Texas and California were not the only states to host police games. Other states had organized on a statewide level and were also having competitive participation. Based on the growing interest in the concept of the Police Games, and increasing participation in the various state games, the National Police Olympics was organized in 1970. The first National Police Olympics were held in Phoenix, AZ, with law enforcement officers from throughout the United States participating. The initial effort was so successful that the second National Police Olympics was held the following year, again in Phoenix. In 1972, the third National Police Olympics was held in Tulsa, OK. Because of the growing size of these national games, and the considerable distance some competitors had to travel, a decision was made to hold the National Police Olympics every two years. By the time San Diego won the bid for the 1978 games, the name was changed to the International Police Olympics. Competitor interest, at the international level, has continued to grow and grow and the games are now host to well over 6,000 to 7,000 competitors. Numerous countries have been host to the games, with competitors coming from all over the world. Next to the real “Olympics”, the International Police Games is the second largest non-professional athletic competition, based on the number of competitors. The Board of Directors of the TPAF consists of elected members from several law enforcement agencies throughout Texas. Each board member donates his/her time and efforts to the Federation. Board members receive no compensation other than reimbursement of expenses. The TPAF is a non-profit organization. The Police Games, both state and international, have manifested numerous benefits for law enforcement officers in cities throughout the United States and for the citizens of the communities in which these officers serve. The games have served to enhance physical fitness among police officers, an essential and integral part of police work. The games have provided a strong moral factor, instilling pride in the law enforcement profession and in competitive achievements. They have provided a means for the effective exchange of experience and ideas in a congenial atmosphere. They have enabled the public to see their police officers in a new and different perspective, to learn more about them through their performance and accomplishments in friendly but highly competitive sporting events. The spirit of sportsmanship and professional ethics is nowhere more apparent than in The Texas Police Games

09/19/2022

We need a true leader…. God help us. Best watch you will ever see…

2022 TEXAS POLICE GAMES SAN ANGELO10K. BENTWOOD CC. 0700Great turnout! Beautiful morning with some wind!!  Thank you to ...
06/24/2022

2022 TEXAS POLICE GAMES SAN ANGELO
10K. BENTWOOD CC. 0700
Great turnout! Beautiful morning with some wind!! Thank you to all the volunteers who gave of their time to help make this a great event!
Thank you to Marines - Goodfellow AFB - who stepped up & volunteered! SAPD MOTORS & SAFD who kept runners safe along their route!
Thank you SAPD DET P CALLUM for the great Pictures!❤️🤗
Click the link below to see all the pictures!

86 new items · Album by Porsche P.

06/21/2022
06/21/2022

Anyone who stayed at The Courtyard, Host Hotel in San Angelo during the Police Games, please make sure none of your property is missing. Someone entered our room & took some things. If you should recall something that is missing, please let me know immediately. We have filed a police report. Thanks!

06/21/2022

Much respect Sgt. Chappa! way to go sir!

06/21/2022

Gettin some bronze!

06/21/2022

Gettin some gold!

06/21/2022

Some Flag Football

06/21/2022

range time!

06/21/2022

relay video

06/21/2022

cool video~

Flag Football warriors went at it today in the West Texas heat. San Angelo Stadium played host to the hard-fought action...
06/16/2022

Flag Football warriors went at it today in the West Texas heat. San Angelo Stadium played host to the hard-fought action between our participants.

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What the Bass Anglers are fighting for! Top seven are in a tight race
06/16/2022

What the Bass Anglers are fighting for! Top seven are in a tight race

Big fish day 1 -  8+lbs
06/15/2022

Big fish day 1 - 8+lbs

🎱 ball going down at Giz and Hums as we get closer to the medal rounds. 🥇🥈🥉
06/15/2022

🎱 ball going down at Giz and Hums as we get closer to the medal rounds.

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Day 1 in th books!
06/15/2022

Day 1 in th books!

Did you win a gold?buck did!
06/15/2022

Did you win a gold?

buck did!

Let the games begin!
06/15/2022

Let the games begin!

Rack ‘em! Billiards is kicked off with Scotch Doubles at Giz & Hums. 8 teams of 2 players putting their skills on displa...
06/14/2022

Rack ‘em! Billiards is kicked off with Scotch Doubles at Giz & Hums.

8 teams of 2 players putting their skills on display.

First serves have gone up for the Singles Tennis matches at the San Angelo ISD Tennis Courts.🎾 🎾 🎾 🥇 🥈 🥉
06/14/2022

First serves have gone up for the Singles Tennis matches at the San Angelo ISD Tennis Courts.

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06/12/2022

2022 TEXAS POLICE GAMES SAN ANGELO
TRIATHLON 🏊🏽🏊‍♀️🏃🏾🏃🏽‍♀️
LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED!🚲🚴🏽‍♀️🚴🏽
GOOD LUCK TO ALL COMPETITORS!!
Abilene, Lubbock, US Border Patrol ,San Antonio

2022 TEXAS POLICE GAMES. SAN ANGELOLETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED!TRIATHLON. GOOD LUCK TO ALL  COMPETITORS!!!
06/12/2022

2022 TEXAS POLICE GAMES. SAN ANGELO
LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED!
TRIATHLON. GOOD LUCK TO ALL COMPETITORS!!!

For those competing please contact your event coordinator for specific details about your events. Don’t wait till the da...
06/03/2022

For those competing please contact your event coordinator for specific details about your events. Don’t wait till the day of the event to prepare .

https://texaspolicegames.org/events/

Events Archery – Cancelled Basketball Bass Tournament Billiards Body Build – Cancelled Bowling Co****le Cross Fit – Cancelled Cycling Dominoes Duathlon Flag Football Golf Karate Kayak Bass – Cancelled Motorcycle – Cancelled Mountain Bike Obstacle Course Pistols Tactical 3-Gun Event Power....

06/03/2022

Almost time!!!

05/08/2022

Happy Mother’s Day

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Can you guys post 2019 results and times for the crossfit event? Either here or on your website.
Texas Police Games 2019 Bodybuilding Show

Some professional work done by Homesweetabilene.com (Matt Reilly).
Hello, as President of the Latin American Police & Fire Games, it is my pleasure to invite any police or fire "team" to participate for free at the 7th Edition who will he held in Mexico city next November 17-23. Athletes from more than 20 countries will be participating. Team sports are: basket ball 3 X 3, volley ball 6 X 6, soccer 7 and softball. Of course, all the athletes are invited to compete as individuals! Send me a private message. All the information on the website www.lapyb.com
Hi my friends, You are welcome in the Latin American police & Fire Games. Hope to meet you all in Abilene.
Wellcome!
Hello, as President of the Latin American Police & Fire Games, it is my pleasure to invite any police or fire "team" to participate for free at the 6th Edition who will he held in Panama next November. Athletes from more than 20 countries will be participating. Team sports are: basket ball 3 X 3, volley ball 3 X 3 and mixed, football 5 X 5 and softball. Of course, all the athletes are invited to compete as individuals! All the information on the website
A big thank you to all the staff,volunteers and everyone that put these games together. This was my first trip to Fort Worth and I loved it, the hospitality from everyone was top notch. I will be coming back next year from British Columbia. Thank you again for eveything
Men’s Tennis Doubles Gold Medalists
Kris Knutson Harris Co SO
Kris McGill UTMB Galveston PD
Also pictured Texas Police Games State Board Rep Joe Pyland
Tennis Seniors Singles Medalists
Gold: Ray Garcia Pflugerville ISD PD
Silver: Eddy Perez Fort Wort PD
Bronze: Charlie Combs Fort Worth PD
State Director: Joe Pyland
Thank you for everything Texas Police Games state board rep Joe Pyland and his awesome Fort Worth PD tennis rep Rachel
Thank you for all hard work at registration !!
Thank you for making the trip Houston Heat and welcome to Fort Worth!
10K this morning; thanks to the staff and volunteers....look forward to tomorrow’s 5K