History of the Latin American Police & Fire Games:
- The Latin American Police & Fire Games is an Olympic type of multi-sport program for full time professional law enforcement officers, firefighters, customs and corrections officers.
- The first European Games had place at the city of Cordoba, Argentina in the year 2013 and in the city of Buenos Aires in 2014. The third edition will be held in the city of Curitiba, Brasil. Then Buenos Aires 2016, Guadalajara 2017, Panama 2018.
- The Latin American Police & Fire games notoriety continues to grow. The strongly contested candidacy competitions demonstrate the growing interest of the international community for the Games and confirm the scope of the event and the pride
EPFG & Olympic spirit:
- The physical benefits of sport are unmistakable; the qualities developed by one who practices sport are many, such as challenges in everyday life, perseverance and discipline.
- The Latin American Police & Fire Games are symbolic congregation of the Olympic spirit: Fair-play, effort, delivery, fight, solidarity, undiscriminating of no classroom.
- Multi ethnicity is at the heart of the Game’s vision, differences are encountered, discovered, shared. New bonds of understanding and friendships are developed.
- This great human adventure gives communities a better understanding of how agencies work, meet with them on a friendly basis, and often brings about interactive relations with youth.
Latin American Police & Fire Games Guadalajara
PRIORITY OF RULES
Latin American Police & Fire Games Federation (LAPFGF) Rules shall supersede all other rules. The “master” rules are in Spanish. IF ANY CONFLICT OF RULES OCCURS, LAPFGF RULES SHALL BE USED.
PROCEDURES FOR COMPETITOR ENTRY
All competitors must present themselves in person to the Host’s Registration Center before the beginning of their competition. NO EXCEPTIONS. Entrants will be required to show current agency identification. If your agency identification does not contain a photograph, you will also be required to present a photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license and agency ID before the Registration process can be completed. at Host Registration. After all requirements have been satisfied, competitors will be officially registered into the Games and will receive their Athlete Accreditation. This accreditation should be carried at all times and must be presented during check-in at the sports venues prior to each day’s competition.
The official Confirmation Letters will confirm the event(s) entered.
SPORTS ENTRY FEES:
All Sport Entry Fees are payable in euros funds. Competitors may use a credit card to pay the Sport Entry Fees. No other form of payment can be accepted.
There is a Registration Fee of 50.00 euros till October 31. After this date, any payment will be 80 euros. This fee allows you to participate in 3 sports!
The inscription will be on-line through this website and the payment online..
The deadline for registering is October 30, 2019. After, it will be impossible to register on-line. From November 16, it will be possible to register directly at the Mexico accreditation center, but only in some sports.
The following markings are permitted on attire worn during competition:
- Agency, association, team identification;
- Brand name manufactured onto uniform;
- Competitors name; and,
- Tasteful advertising in a rectangular area not to exceed 10cm x 22cm (4″ X 9″). The advertising may be either silk screened or embroidered and shall be color complimentary to the uniform.
Other attire worn by competitors (warm-ups, jackets, hats, etc.) may display additional advertising and logos. Any uniform or other attire worn or displayed by any participant must be in good taste and in keeping with the good name of the LAPFG, the Host and Law Enforcement and Firefighting services. Violations may result in expulsion from the LAPFG venues and/or disciplinary action. Contact the LAPFG if you are unsure about the type of advertising allowed. The participants in team sports need to have 2 uniforms of different colors.
COMPETITOR CONDUCT REQUIREMENTS:
Intimidation: Competitors shall not intimidate or attempt to influence a Sport Official regarding rule changes. Taking a vote of competitors or otherwise obtaining a consensus of competitors’ wishes to make rule changes is not allowed.
Late Competitors & Scheduling: Competition will adhere to scheduling as published, or referred to, in the Confirmation Letter. Sports, events, games and/or matches will not be delayed to accommodate late competitors. Some sports have grace periods in the rules. The Host shall adhere to those rules.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be condoned during, before or after competition. Any behavior that brings discredit upon the LAPFG, or Law Enforcement and Firefighting services in general will not be tolerated. Any physical or verbal assaults on officials, competitors, spectators, coordinators or ex-officious will meet with immediate and the severest of penalty. Unsportsmanlike conduct of non-competitor Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters or other supporters may reflect on their competitor associates and the continued participation of that individual or team.
Alcohol & Drugs: Competitors are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages during competition and alcoholic beverages are prohibited from the field or area of competition. Controlled substances are prohibited from being used unlawfully by any person associated with the LAPFG. No participant may compete in any LAPFG sport/event “under the influence” of alcohol or a controlled substance. If such a condition is suspected, the participant shall be removed from competition and an immediate inquiry shall be conducted by the Host.
Unlawful Activity: All persons who are associated with the LAPFG shall abide by all Local, State and National laws that apply to those in attendance at the LAPFG. Unlawful activity during this time will result in disqualification from competition and/or in the reporting of the activity. This and any other unlawful activity may result in exclusion from all future LAPFGF events.
Gambling: No gambling of any kind will be permitted during the LAPFG.
WEAPONS, HOLSTERS, AMMO CARRIERS & AMMUNITION: The LAPFGF intends to organize shooting competitions that will not turn into an equipment race. LAPFG shooting events require use of practical handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for police duty. No “competition” equipment is permitted in LAPFG matches since the main goal is to test the skill and ability of the individual, not equipment or gamesmanship.
- WEAPONS: NO MODIFIED WEAPONS CAN BE USED IN THIS SPORT.
- IT MUST BE A FACTORY MANUFACTURED WEAPON WITH NO INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL MODIFICATIONS.
The pistols GLOCK 17 will be provided by the local police force to all the shooters.
The ammunition will be sold at the shooting range, at a cost of 50 US$ the box.
The knock down and drop steel targets will be set for 9mm, 125-grain bullets.
NOTE: If there is any conflict with the above rules regarding weapons, holsters, ammo carriers or ammunition, the LAPFGF Director will make the final ruling.
PROTESTS AND APPEALS
PROTESTS: All protests must be lodged with the Sport Coordinators or his/her designee immediately after the violation. If the protest cannot be resolved by the Coordinator, the competition will be allowed to proceed under protest. The protest shall then be submitted in writing to the LAPFG Federation within 8 hours of the initial protest. If the presentation of awards is affected by the possible results of the protest, the awards shall be withheld pending the LAPFGF decision. All decisions by the LAPFG Federation are final, unless appealed as outlined below.
APPEALS: When any action is taken against a competitor in the Games that is of such a nature that the need for such action is not immediate, the recipient is entitled to a hearing before the LAPFG Federation prior to action being taken. Competitors in such a situation will be given written instructions on how to appeal.
RETIREMENT STATUS DEFINED
Any person that enters the EPFG as a retired Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter must provide identification, in the form of an identification card or letter of identification from their agency, at Host Registration.
Contact the LAPFG Headquarters office if you are unsure as to your status.
Any person terminated from an eligible agency for less than honorable reasons shall not be considered eligible to compete, regardless of length of service or retirement status.
NON-PLAYING COACHES: Following are the sports that allow one 1 Non-Playing Coach per team: Basketball and Football. Coaches have the option of paying the registration fee and the Sport Fee when submitting their Sports Entry Form and will be eligible to receive a medal should the team medal.
TEAM CAPTAINS: Each Team event requires a named competitor as Team Captain. A preliminary team roster must be submitted with the sports entry form of the team captain. Changes to team make-up are allowed until the Team Captain’s Meeting or competition begins in that particular sport. A Final Team Roster shall be presented prior to the beginning of competition. This usually occurs at the Team Captain/Coaches Meeting.
Among the Team Captains other duties: 1). Attend the Captains/Coaches meeting prior to competition and distribute pertinent information to the team; 2). Assume responsibility for determining the team’s schedule and for the team’s punctual attendance at designated times and venues of competition; 3). Be available to Sport Coordinators and officials before, during and after play to make decisions on behalf of the team and to receive information and officials’ rulings that affect play or the team’s progress throughout the tournament; 4). Be responsible for recording and filing written protests within 8 hours of the perceived violation; 5). Be available to represent the team in case of appeals, protests or other inquiry by the LAPFGF.
MANDATORY MEETINGS AND ORIENTATION
In some Team events, a mandatory meeting is held for Team Captain/Coaches prior to competition. All other sports will hold an orientation to advise competitors about rules, guidelines and any changes.
For Unqualified Persons: If a person knowingly attempts to enter or enters the Games when they do not qualify for entry, that person shall be disqualified from the Games for life. If another competitor, team member or team captain/coach enters a person who they know does not qualify for entry, the other player or coach that submitted the entry shall be disqualified from the Games for life.
For Qualified Persons: If a person otherwise qualified to enter the Games knowingly joins a team for which he/she is ineligible, that person shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. If another competitor, team member, team captain/coach allows an otherwise qualified person to join a team knowing that the person is not eligible to do so, that team’s representative and the team (including Doubles team) shall be disqualified from competition and will be subject to appropriate discipline.
In order to be eligible to compete in the Latin American Police & Fire Games, a person:
Must be at least 18 years old and be publicly employed as a full time Law Enforcement Officer (custom, corrections, military, etc…) or Firefighter in an official department or institution.
Must have formal Firefighter or Law Enforcement Officer training;
Must be a member of an eligible agency; or, a retired Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter from an eligible agency.
All eligible agencies must be specifically approved by the LAPFGF. The LAPFGF may approve additional agencies, job descriptions and individuals if, after examination, it finds they qualify under the LAPFG eligibility rules. In case of doubt, the President of the Latin American Games will take the final decision.
The 3 main Age Divisions are:
Open: 18 – 39 years
Master: 40 – 49 years
Grand Master: 50 years & over
Depending of the number of participants, it can be opened a category 60 years & over.
Age is determined as of the first day of competition of the Games
In Team events (including Doubles), eligibility to compete in any age division is determined by the age of the youngest team member.
Judo and martial arts/karate puntos entrants must submit a Medical Release prior to or during Host Registration. It must be signed by a licensed physician and shall be based upon a physical examination performed within 6 months of competition. This usually takes the form of a doctor’s note, stating fitness to compete in a contact sport.
Each athlete will have to certify that he is medically ok to participate in the sports he is accredited.