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Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 01:48 PM.

The enforcement vehicle would be used solely by Gulf County Sheriff’s Office deputies or members of the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department, two agencies collaborating with the TDC on the ambassador program.

That enforcement vehicle would be stored in the beaches area and only used on the beaches.

“This program is designed to provide more visible coverage on the cape and Indian Pass,” Jenkins said. “We are going to coordinate with the Sheriff’s Office and the South Gulf County Fire Department.

“We think we can find the money for this program in the existing budget.”

Jenkins will hire and train two ambassadors who will work 30 hours a week.

The ambassadors will provide information and education to tourists.

The education, in part, will be in the form of warnings to tourists found in violation of local ordinances pertaining to leash laws and beach driving, for example.

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