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 Race Season
The ACBP had another successful race season from both our men and women's competition teams in 2023 culminated with our 3rd straight victory at the Goudy Rescue Races in Ventnor to end the season.