As part of efforts to support foreign port security and fight international crime, the Port of San Diego's Harbor Police Department will assist the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs under a Memorandum of Understanding signed April 10, 2015.
The MOU was signed by Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL); and Harbor Police Chief Mark Stainbrook. It establishes a framework for Harbor Police to train, advise and mentor international law enforcement and security personnel and assist with foreign governments' anti-crime efforts, mainly in Asia and Latin America.
This new relationship with the Port of San Diego is the INL's second port partnership and the first on the West Coast. It builds on its existing work with PortMiami to provide security assistance to Latin America and the Caribbean.