WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE ISLAND
Spring Break Wrap Up
Spring Break started with a bang and ended with a whimper. That first weekend was scary from our perspective! Massive crowds, lots of current and waves, warm air and water, and sparse lifeguard coverage kept us moving fast, as we raced from hot spot to hot spot to keep people away from the rip currents […]
Academy is coming…
The group of young men and women radiated nervousness as they lined up on the sand. “On your mark, get set, GO!” shouted the instructor as they raced down the beach around the tower and into the water. I was about half way out to the buoy when a group of good swimmers caught me […]
A few years ago, some footage of what was reported to be the first real water rescue made by a drone at Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia went viral. To me it looked staged. There were two swimmers just outside the surf line kind of floating around. The footage was from the drone itself […]
Last Wednesday was rainy and overcast before the front came in. There was some sea fog, but not to the point that it severely limited visibility. Lt. Kirwin and Sgt. Buck slipped down to the water and set a mannequin in the water. Buck donned a wetsuit, booties, and gloves and swam out. Supervisors Lucero […]
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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.