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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.

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.

Harbor Police Invites Public to “Coffee with a Cop” Community Engagement Event

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Coffee CopAs part of efforts to build relationships in the community, the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department invites the public to the agency’s very first “Coffee with a Cop” event. The mission of “Coffee with a Cop” is to break down barriers between police officers and the citizens we serve, one cup at a time, and allow people to interact with local law enforcement in a friendly, relaxed environment.

“Coffee with a Cop” will be held 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The event includes a free cup of coffee for each attendee and the opportunity to engage in casual conversation with Harbor Police officers or to ask general and specific questions.

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Harbor Police Lauded for Contributions in the Field of Critical Incident Stress Management

PRESS RELEASE: Marketing & Communications (619) 686-6388 on .

Asst. Chief with certificate

Three members of the Port of San Diego’s Harbor Police Department have been honored by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) for their contributions in the field of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).

Acting Assistant Police Chief Kirk Nichols, Lieutenant James Jordan and Officer Cynthia Markley of the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department all received the San Diego Regional Training Certificate of Appreciation at an awards ceremony held December 8, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego.

CISM is a method of helping first responders and others who have been involved with traumatic events that may emotionally or physically affect them. The ICISF is an organization that provides training and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to emergency response professions worldwide.

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