National Police Paintball Organization
About the N.P.P.O.
National Police Paintball Organization seeks to promote the sport of paintball and provide an outlet for our nation's first responders to combat the stress created by their work environments. We strive to foster a positive relationship between not only law enforcement, but all first responders and the communities they serve, by bringing them together both on and off the paintball field.
-"Live the Game"
Founded in 2005
The National Police Paintball Organization was founded in 2005 by Ron Baez and Enrique Perez. The N.P.P.O. was originally established with the mission to introduce paintball to law enforcement officers as an alternative recreational sport to assist in releasing the various stresses associated with the job, as well as to help reduce the rising suicide rate among the law enforcement profession. Over the years, the N.P.P.O. has developed into an organization that provides first responders and the local community weekly paintball and airsoft events and private parties, and attends local paintball and airsoft parks themselves, representing their official scenario team, OP/4.
The National Police Paintball Organization is a group of law enforcement and military professionals, friends and family, who play for fun and to raise money for law enforcement and first responder related causes and charities. The organization is currently run by a staff of eight dedicated first responders united by a common goal and vision--to bridge the current gap between first responders and the communities in which they serve.
The N.P.P.O. is also dedicated to event production for both first responders and civilians. The flagship event, Battle of the Badges, is a first responder exclusive 5v5 tournament held annually in various locations across the U.S. This event allows first responders from local agencies and military branches to engage each other on the field in a controlled environment that offers not only friendly competition, but much needed stress relief to those who need it most. The N.P.P.O. will also begin producing additional tournaments and big games open to first responders and the general public.
A Staff That Works AND Plays
We're Here for You 24/7
The National Police Paintball Organization was founded around a love of paintball and is deeply rooted in support of the first responder community. The N.P.P.O. is proud to have both staff and players who are first responders, and understands what it means to deal with the stress that environment creates. We want all of our followers to know that on and off the paintball field, we've got your six. If you are struggling with the stress of the job or daily life, please don't hesitate to reach out to us or directly to one of these organizations to get the assistance that is available. Everyone needs help sometimes--we all just need to know where to look for it.
For immediate assistance, contact:
Partner with national efforts to reduce the stigma and help your department:
- Center for Firefighter Behavioral Health.
- Everyone Goes Home National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.
- First Responder Lifeline American Addiction Centers.
- Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention and Awareness International Association of Chiefs of Police.
- Research topic: suicide in the fire service U.S. Fire Administration/National Emergency Training Center Library.
- Share the Load National Volunteer Fire Council.
- Tools for Firefighter Suicide Prevention Center for Firefighter Behavioral Health.