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06 Jun Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Security at the Parks

Security at the Parks

Security at the Parks

15,000 people were at East Beach on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend. Most were well behaved, but some weren’t. Many were drinking and there had been a few scuffles by 3pm but nothing major. Groups were starting to clump up in the parking lot. Security was moving proactively through the crowded parking lot disbursing the […]

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30 May Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Memorial Magic

Memorial Magic

Memorial Magic

Somehow it all came together for Memorial Weekend. The beach cleaning crews worked from midnight until people started crowding the beaches in the morning to remove the Sargassum from the shoreline. By first light the beaches looked pretty good. We finished the last little part of the new lifeguard training Friday night and the rookie […]

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03 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

Four heavy duty water barricades were interlocked and stretched across Boddecker Drive just before the entrance to East Beach. Captain Tony Pryor sat in his Beach Patrol truck working security. His job was to keep cars from entering East Beach. In years past we’ve had problems in the beach parks after the Strand area was […]

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