The grant, in the amount of $1,262,500, was officially accepted at the December 9, 2014 Board of Port Commissioners meeting. It will allow funding to continue for the program which provides explosives detection services at San Diego International Airport and Port of San Diego tideland areas. Funding will cover the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2019.
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.
The Harbor Police Department has obtained a new tactical trainer, a regional resource to assist San Diego County law enforcement agencies in preparing for maritime fire and public safety scenarios.
The tactical trainer, located on a barge off the National City Marine Terminal, simulates a shipboard environment. The $380,000 trainer, majority-funded by a federal Port Security Grant, is a tri-level vessel equipped with two remotely controlled burn chambers fitted with a propane-based live fire system. It enables realistic training scenarios in which fire fighters board the vessel and climb down to the "engine" compartment to fight fires.
The Port of San Diego will consider the expansion of its homelessness outreach with two programs after the initial success of efforts to help people living on the streets.
The Port has partnered with the Alpha Project since January 2014 to conduct interviews and assess the homeless population on the Port's waterfront, known as the tidelands. The Alpha Project staff acts as case workers who guide people who are homeless to available services in the region.