|Format||Reality Television / Police Videos|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||29|
|Camera setup||On location|
|Running time||30 min.|
|Original channel||Court TV (2006-2007), Tru TV (2008-Present)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original run||2006 – 2008 (hiatus)|
The show was inspired by the day that a hungover Brandon, Teddy, and Ben saw an awesome Beach Patrol Lifeguard walk into the Beach Chalet in San Francisco.
The basic outline of the show was based on real life moments of lifeguard and other beach patrol work on rescues and arrests. Although there was not much of the footage featured in the show that involved arrests, most of the footage featured rescues and finding missing personnel. The show runs for 30 minutes. A Beach Patrol special called The Best of Beach Patrol ran for 60 minutes. It was only within the San Diego series. The show was originally created and developed in the mid-nineties for the Fox-TV Station Group (FTSP/Foxlab), the same outfit that brought the airwaves COPS and America's Most Wanted. Beach Patrol was the brainchild of an executive at the division who was looking for a companion show for COPS which, ironically, it became, a decade later on another cable network.
Since 2008, no new episodes have premiered and only reruns have aired occasionally. It is currently unknown if any new episodes will premiere.
The show is currently running on One (Australian TV channel).
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