The Galveston County Daily News reports though that the Galveston Island Beach Patrol lifeguard officers' main concern remains lifeguard duty and enforcing beach ordinances like a prohibition of alcohol.
Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis says they want visitors to "have a safe and enjoyable experience."
Six officers were trained, but only two patrol at a time 10 months out of the year. Davis says December and January are reserved for training, maintenance and special projects.
This year's program cost $154,000, but because the officers are now trained, that number would drop to $126,000 next year if approved again by the Galveston City Council.