WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE ISLAND

Umbrellagedon

I followed my routine of getting up early, driving the entire beachfront, then if things seem calm, meeting whoever is interested for a workout before the beach action heats up. Getting that exercise in first thing helps to maintain balance, perspective, and focus when things get a little crazy later in the day. Little did […]

Ike Anniversary

We heard a lot about Hurricane Harvey, but September 13, the anniversary of Hurricane Ike, came and went without much fanfare. I still remember how the water felt as I slogged down 16th street heading into the biting wind. How the grit had gotten in my water shoes and how saturated my skin felt after […]

Non Compliance Strategies

“Good Morning. Sir, do you mind removing your vehicle from the beachfront and parking it in the parking lot?” “Why?” “Cars aren’t allowed on the beachfront in this area for safety reasons.” “That’s ridiculous.” “There’s a sign at the entrance you drove through that says no vehicles allowed past this point. There is also a […]

9-4-22   Lifeguard Family, We’ve received word that some of our Junior Lifeguards members were victims in the tragic car accident that occurred in front of Ball High School last Friday night. Many of the friends and families are receiving support through our partners in the County Critical Incident Management Team. Please keep a close […]

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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.

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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