The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department recently named its 2015 Officer of the Year, Dispatcher of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. The annual awards are the department's highest honors and recognize individuals for exceptional service, teamwork and initiative.
Officer Mike Hart, an 11-year veteran of the Harbor Police Department, was named Officer of the Year for 2015. His accomplishments during 2014 included 47 felony and misdemeanor arrests for assault, auto theft, narcotics and weapons violations. Additionally, he arrested the driver of a vehicle carrying more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine while working on an interception for Operation Stonegarden. Operation Stonegarden is a coordinated effort to protect the border region, including the Port, the City of Chula Vista, the San Diego Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and others.