Let the Games Begin: World Police and Fire Games Come to Los Angeles NA17059jr

April 1, 2017

News Conference

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
11:30 a.m.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Olympic Gateway Plaza
3911 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Los Angeles County Sheriff, Jim McDonnell
LAPD Chief of Police, Charlie Beck
LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby
Chuck Foote, Director, California Police Athletic Federation

Between August 7th – 16th Los Angeles will host the World Police
and Fire Games with at least 10,000 athletes, all active or retired
Peace Officers or Firefighters, from over 70 countries. Los Angeles
Police Department’s Chief Charlie Beck will announce the games and
invite officers and firefighters from around the world to register
to compete. Joining Chief Beck will be Sheriff Jim McDonnell, LA
County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, and LA City Fire Chief Ralph

Additionally, business leaders, educators, organizations and
community members in support of the event will accompany the Chiefs
along with other City officials for the announcement.

The games feature over 65 different sports and skills, and draw up
to 50,000 spectators. Barcelona, Melbourne, Stockholm and Belfast
have hosted the games in previous years, and Los Angeles won the
competitive bid for the 2017 games. The games not only help to
promote physical fitness through spirited competition, they also
build camaraderie among first responders and provide an opportunity
to bring diverse cultures and communities together.

This year, the games will feature activities unique
to the region including surfing, racquetball, CrossFit and
motocross. As an introduction to the games, the Fire and Police
Chiefs will compete in a 4-way bean bag toss to kick off the

feed of the news conference can be viewed on Facebook/LAPD
Headquarters (@theLAPD).

For more information, please contact Sergeant Jack Richter, LAPD
Media Relations Division at (213) 486-5910, or visit: