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.