WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE ISLAND

BPAC Kickoff

Something new is brewing at the Park Board that has potential to have a lasting and positive impact for the increasing number of beach users that the island sees each year. We are about to launch a Beach Patrol Advisory Committee (B.P.A.C.). The mission of the Beach Patrol Advisory Committee (BPAC) is to support the […]

Cold Water Precautions

The water temperature on the beachfront dropped considerably in the pasts couple of weeks. This is a pretty dramatic shift, as only a degree or two makes a significant difference when you’re swimming. Because the water is so shallow here on the upper Texas coast, the water temperature is constantly changing during the fall and […]

AABL Memorial Committee

Years ago, as a young lifeguard, I was assigned to the 29th street lifeguard station, where I worked for the better part of the season. It was truly a local beach back then, frequented by African American Galvestonians. That spot on the beach was truly a community center. I knew lots of the regulars and […]

Back in the Day at Stewart

Stewart Beach has seen many iterations in the recent past. In the 70s and 80s it was booming. Everyone wanted to be at the beach, and to me, nothing was cooler than being a lifeguard. In the summer of ’83 I worked at a bumper boats ride, just outside of the Stewart Beach entrance. Later […]

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SEE GIBP IN ACTION!

GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH PATROL INFO & STATS

The Galveston Island Beach Patrol (GIBP) is certified as an “advanced” level agency of the United States Lifesaving Association and is the designated lifeguard service for the city of Galveston and is a department of the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees.

GIBP is certified as an “advanced” level agency of the USLA, and is the designated lifeguard service for the city of Galveston.

Meet the men and women who work tirelessly each and every day to keep our beaches safe and secure.

The Park Board of Trustees is a governmental entity created for the purpose of directing all tourism efforts for Galveston.

The Park Board Police Department augments the operations of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol and fits under the GIBP umbrella.

The GMR is a multi-agency response group that is under the command of the Galveston Emergency Management Office.

24/7/365

Staffed

32 Miles

Of Beaches

7,000,000+

Annual Visitors

JOIN THE GIBP FAMILY!

Spend your summer on the beach in a fun, challenging and responsible position working for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol!

Our lifeguard academy consists of 100 hours of training including American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response and CPR for the Professional Rescuer, United States Lifesaving Association Open Water Lifeguard Training, tourist relations training and physical training. Lifeguard candidates will be paid a training wage for the time they spend in the training course.

DO YOU WANT TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY?

Become an extra set of eyes for the Galveston Island Beach Patrol! Learn how to recognize people in trouble, be a tourist ambassador and receive free certification in CPR. Join a community of like-minded individuals who promote beach safety!

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