NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

Getting to Know You

The 2020 United States Police & Fire Championships would have officially started this week. Since you won’t be joining us in San Diego this year, we would like to take this time to get to know our athletes. Below are a few simple questions we would like you to answer for us. Return those answers and a picture and we will pick a different athlete each week to highlight on our Social Media Platforms.

  • What department are you with and how many years of service?
  • How long have you been competing in the United States Police & Fire Championships?
  • What do you enjoy most about competing?
  • What would you tell other athletes who are considering entering the Games?

Please send all responses and pictures to STEVEN BLOCKER at sblocker@cpaf.org

Published June 12, 2020


Looking For a Competition?

Alternative Events

We know that with the cancellation of the 2020 United States Police & Fire Games, some of you are looking for an outlet for that competitive spirit. We are delighted to connect the Public Safety and First Responder community with alternative athletic competitions still taking place this year. 

The 2020 Nevada Police & Fire Games will be taking place across various dates in June and July. The following events are available:

• 3×3 Ice Hockey
• Outdoor Soccer
• Softball
• Golf
• Bass Fishing
Nevada Games

For more information or to register, CLICK HERE 

Sad to miss San Diego this month? The California State Games will be held in San Diego, July 17-19. While the event is traditionally for youth sports, the following sports offer adult divisions and are open to eligible athletes:

 

• Archery
• Bench Press
• Ice Hockey
• Pickleball (Doubles only)
• Push Pull
• Surfing
• Swimming
Cal State

For more information or to register, CLICK HERE 

Looking for something a little later this year? The 2020 First Responder Games are rescheduled for September 9-20 in Palm Beach County, Florida.

First Responder Games

For more details CLICK HERE

Published June 2, 2020


United States Police & Fire Championships Partner

National University

National University

Last year National University unveiled its Public Safety Promise which offers ALL Public Safety personnel, sworn and non-sworn, a 25% Tuition Scholarship for over 75 flexible degree programs. Students can take one 30-day class or work towards an Associate, Bachelor or Master’s Degree. Courses are offered in a unique four-week format, on campus, online, or through a hybrid combination. In addition, students might be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. NU expanded its 25% Tuition Scholarship to include spouses and dependents as well if enrolled by June 30.

To visit the National University website, CLICK HERE

Published June 2, 2020


June is Pride Month

June is LGBT Pride Month and the California Police Athletic Federation and United States Police & Fire Championships would like to honor and salute all LGBTQ+ members of the public safety and first responder communities.

Published June 2, 2020


Athlete Profile

Meet Jennifer Martin

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No Championships this year means we don’t have the chance to catch up as well as meet and get to know our rookies.   So, we are reviving the Athlete Profile of the eNewsletter to give us the opportunity to get to know and share elements of you with the operational team in San Diego and each other.

Our first athlete is Pembroke Pines Police Department Sergeant, Jennifer Martin.  Jennifer grew up in Florida and decided to serve as she followed in her father’s footsteps into Public Safety.  He is now retired, but was a Special Agent with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement.

Jennifer is a five-year swimming veteran of the World Police & Fire Games and only recently began competing in the United States Police & Fire Championships; winning an astonishing 18 Gold medals. Jennifer started competing at 8 years old when her mother asked if she wanted to join the swim team during the summer to keep busy igniting a love of the sport and for the competition. “I love testing my body and seeing how far I can push myself,” says Jennifer.  Jennifer was also slated to be the Swimming Sport Coordinator at the 2020 US Police and Fire Championships. 

In order to stay competition ready, Jennifer’s training consists of swimming, running and weightlifting; training between 3-4 hours a day. “I’m a big proponent of ‘abs are made in the kitchen’. I stick to a very high protein diet. Low sugar and carbs, with a cheat meal every week.”

Jennifer credits her swim Coach, Chris Anderson, with much of her success. With the ever-changing schedule of a law enforcement officer, he always makes sure she has pool time and has made her a better swimmer today than she was twenty years ago.

“I am looking forward to being a Sport Coordinator for swimming and excited about Rotterdam next year.”

If you would like to be featured in an upcoming eNewsletter, email STEVEN BLOCKER

Published May 20, 2020


Upcoming Events

Calendar

Are you hosting a virtual 5k? A fundraiser for your department? Or an Athletic League event you would like help to promote?  The United States Police & Fire Championships is proud to announce the launch of our Integrated Events Calendar, where we would love to hear about the activities in your community serving your office, department, station, etc.  

To request your event be included in the calendar, please CLICK HERE

To view the calendar CLICK HERE

Published May 20, 2020


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