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January, 2014  // Posts published in January, 2014

31 Jan Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Police Chief Training

Police Chief Training

Police Chief Training

I was in Huntsville all this week for police chief training. The state of Texas mandates that all chiefs go through 40 hours of training every two year cycle. It’s interesting that Texas has so many departments per capita and the majority of departments are 5 or less. Even though we only have 7 certified […]

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24 Jan Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Terrible Tuesday, Winter Activities and Marketing

Terrible Tuesday, Winter Activities and Marketing

Terrible Tuesday, Winter Activities and Marketing

After the first 5 minutes of swimming, we still felt like our faces were going to fall off. On the initial immersion, we felt as if we couldn’t breathe at all. We had to force ourselves to put our heads down in the water and relax enough to swim. Every time we opened our mouths […]

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23 Jan Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Platform Fire

Platform Fire

Platform Fire

The 911 dispatcher came up on the Beach Patrol main channel last Monday evening with a request from the Galveston Fire Department to help with a fire on an oil platform fire on Pelican Island. Three of our full time superstars responded, all of whom are surf guards, EMTs, and peace officers. As per our […]

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