Vice President of the California Police Athletic Federation | Captain from the Indianapolis Fire Department (Ret)
James (Jim) King is the recently elected Vice President of the California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF). Jim retired as a Captain from the Indianapolis Fire Department after 30 years of service. Upon retiring from IFD, Jim served as the Department Co-Chair for the Career Technical Education at Arsenal Technical High School, part of the Indianapolis Public School system.
He began his public safety athletic career as a powerlifter at the Police & Fire Sports Festival in 1993, then at the 1995 World Police and Fire Games held in Melbourne, Australia. He has since not missed a single World Police & Fire Games.
Jim moved to the administrative side of the Games with his appointment as Director of Sports for the 2001 World Police and Fire Games in Indianapolis and on its Executive Committee. He was appointed Associate Director for the World Police & Fire Games in 2003, then named a Director a year later. Jim was appointed to the California Police Athletic Federation in 2020.
He continues to have a passion for his sport responsibilities that include Bench Press, Push Pull, Stair Race and the Ultimate Firefighter, among other events. Jim has served as Chair for many subcommittees for the WPFGF and currently serves as the CPAF Marketing Committee Chairman.
In his free time, Jim likes to travel with his wife, Wendy, and spend time outdoors with his children and grandchildren. Jim believes in servant leadership and works to keep the athletes of the CPAF, USPFC and WPFG events his number one priority.
November 16, 2022
In this episode, we speak with Edmund Russell, Executive Director, and Jim King, Vice President of the California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF). about the United States Police & Fire Championships, an Olympic-style competition with athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, EMS, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from across the country.Exercise, Meditation, Yoga, Reiki