About the NPSFL
(from the NPSFL website)
In 1996, law enforcement representatives from throughout the country held a meeting in St. Louis, MO. with the purpose of forming an organization dedicated to raising social awareness and to developing cohesion with other agencies through spirited contact sport. As a result, the National Law Enforcement Football League (N.L.E.F.L.) was formed. The leagues first season was spring of 1997. Its mission of developing cohesion was met, yet the league was vastly under-funded.
Undaunted by the lack of financial support, the league expanded in 1998 to allow participation from firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. As a result, the league was renamed the National Public Safety Football League, (N.P.S.F.L.). During the 1998 regular season the N.Y.P.D. Finest and the Houston Police Gunners, played their championship game in Washington D.C. as part of the festivities during National Police Week.
Today, two of the original seven teams, (N.Y.P.D., and L.A.P.D.) are still in the league. At the beginning of the 2015 season, the NPSFL will have 20 teams competing.
The National Public Safety Football League is a union of public safety agency football teams located throughout the United States. The teams are united in promoting a positive self image to the public by raising funds for charity through spirited competition. The players, coaches, and staff members of each of the teams don't play for money, but for the love of the game and the desire to help raise money for the various charities in the communities that they serve.
The league is incorporated in New York State and is recognized as a not for profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service under 501c3 statute.
National Champions, winner in BOLD
2017 | FDNY Bravest v LAPD Centurions
2016 | SD Enforcers v LAPD Centurions
2015 | Charlotte Cobras v SD Enforcers
2014 | NYPD Finest v SD Enforcers
2013 | NYPD Finest v Charlotte Cobras
2012 | SD Enforcers v FDNY Bravest
2011 | FDNY Bravest v LAPD Centurions
2010 | Phoenix Thunder v Dallas Defenders
2009 | NYPD Finest v Philadelphia Blue Flame
2008 | FDNY Bravest v Phoenix Thunder
2007 | NYPD Finest v LAPD Centurions
2006 | Phoenix Thunder v FDNY Bravest
2005 | NYPD Finest v Philadelphia Blue Flame
2004 | NYPD Finest v Phoenix Thunder
2003 | FDNY Bravest v LAPD Centurions
2002 | NYPD Finest v LAPD Centurions
2001 | LAPD Centurions v Houston Gunners
2000 | NYPD Finest v LAPD Centurions
1999 | Houston Gunners v NYPD Finest
1998 | NYPD Finest v Houston Gunners
1997 | Houston Gunners v NYPD Finest*
*National Law Enforcement Football league Championship, 1997. Renamed NPSFL in 1998.
Division II Champions, winner in BOLD
2017| DC Generals v Columbus Marauders
2016|CTX Wolf Pack v Roanoke Rampage
2015|NYCD Boldest v OC Lawmen
2014|Columbus Marauders v DC Generals
2013|Dallas Defenders v Roanoke Rampage
2012|Atlanta Defenders v DC Generals
2011|Chicago Enforcers v Philadelphia BF
2010|Atlanta Defender v Columbus Marauder
2009|Bakersfield Falcons v Charlotte Cobras
2008|Orlando Guardians v CTX Wolf Pack
2007|Dallas/Ft Worth Panthers (DFW)*
2006|Los Angeles Centurions*
2005|DFW Panthers v Orlando Guardians
2004|Houston Gunners v LAFD Heat
*No game played, Champion based on record
Our Game Rules and Championship Play
The NPSFL follows the NCAA rules for game play, including 15 minute quarters of competitive and fun tackle football. Each league game's Head Official must be a NCAA certified referee.There are currently two divisions, Division I and Division II. Each Division Championship game is determined by a power point system taking into account each team's league record, strength of schedule and head to head match-ups. Each team declares which Division they will compete in at the annual league meetings in November.
The Championship games rotate each year from the eastern most championship team's home city to the western most championship team's home city of each game's participants. For Division I, even years are western most and odd years are eastern most. For Division II, it is the opposite, even years are the eastern most city and odd years are the western most city.