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Public safety is everyone’s responsibility. Have fun, but be vigilant, too. If you see something – something you know is out of place, or someone’s behavior doesn’t seem quite right – say something! Report suspicious activity to a uniformed officer or call 911. Be prepared to describe:

  • Who or what you saw
  • When you saw it
  • Where it occurred
  • Why it’s suspicious

The San Diego Harbor Police Department is the premier police presence in San Diego Bay, the San Diego International Airport (also known as Lindbergh Field), and on all Tidelands around the bay. Our jurisdiction extends through the five member cities of the Port District, which include San Diego, Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, and National City.

Port of San Diego Celebrates Harbor Police Department Change of Command and Promotions

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2018 HPD Ceremony Department PhotoThe Port of San Diego’s Harbor Police Department marked a memorable and historic occasion on March 16, 2018 with a Change of Command and Promotion Ceremony celebrating the appointment of Vice President of Public Safety/Harbor Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook and 11 Harbor Police promotions.

As part of Port Public Safety, the Harbor Police Department provides for the safety of our communities and resources along San Diego Bay and at San Diego International Airport. Stainbrook was appointed as Chief in March after serving in an acting capacity since October 2017, with previous service in an acting role for a year.

“This is a special day for the entire Harbor Police Department as we welcome Chief Stainbrook to this role and celebrate 11 other well-deserved promotions,” said Randa Coniglio, the Port’s President/Chief Executive Officer. “Chief Stainbrook has helped build the great team we have at the Harbor Police Department and he leads by example. The women and men being promoted today exemplify the best qualities in law enforcement and the entire region benefits from their dedicated service.”

Port of San Diego Appoints Mark Stainbrook as Vice President of Public Safety/Harbor Police Chief

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hpd chief mark stainbrook 2018The Port of San Diego is pleased to name Mark Stainbrook as its new Vice President of Public Safety/Harbor Police Chief, effective March 1, 2018.

Stainbrook has been serving in this role an acting capacity since October 2017 and previously served in an acting role for a year. He has been with the Department since November 2011.

As Vice President of Public Safety/ Harbor Police Chief, Stainbrook will oversee the Port of San Diego’s Harbor Police Department, Homeland Security and all Port security aspects. 

Coffee With A Cop

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Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.


Coffee CopSaturday, February 10, 2018
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
in front of the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
1000 N. Harbor Drive San Diego 92101


Coffee with A Cop was launched in Hawthorne, California in 2011, as a result of a brainstorming session. Members of the Hawthorne Police Department were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they served each day.

Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police. However, over time the character and composition of our nation’s communities have changed due to shifting demographics, more commuters, and the introduction of different communication methods such as websites and social media.

The Hawthorne Police Department hit upon a simple plan to break through the barriers that have been built over the years–a cup of coffee.

In less than five years, Coffee with a Cop events have been hosted in all 50 states and is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country. The program has also expanded to outside the Unites States to Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa.  The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together.

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