The Atlantic City Beach Patrol is the first established municipally paid professional lifeguard force in the United States. In the year 1891, the Atlantic City Council officially adopted the ordinance to create the agency now referred to nationwide as the “Beach Patrol” or “Constables of the Surf”. The Atlantic City Beach Patrol has established a renowned and unequalled ocean safety record since its formation. The city of Atlantic City regularly experiences the largest number of ocean rescues and medical assistance calls in the State of New Jersey every summer season since its inception.
2023 Beach Patrol Test
The Atlantic City Beach Patrol will be holding an open test to all eligible candidates on Saturday June 10, 2023 at Beach Patrol Headquarters. The test will consist of five (5) components:
500 Meter Ocean Swim
1000 Foot Singles Row
Competitive Surf Dashes
1/2 Mile Boardwalk Run (must be under 3:45*)
We strongly suggest all interested applicants attend our pre-test training sessions to learn all of the skills necessary to pass the test and join the Rookie Academy.