Corporal Mike Whittaker has been named the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department’s 2016 Officer of the Year. The annual award recognizes individuals for exceptional service, teamwork and initiative and is among the highest honors bestowed by the Harbor Police Department, which protects and oversees the safety of our San Diego Bay waterfront.
Corporal Whittaker is a 20-year Harbor Police veteran. During 2016, he was assigned to patrol while also serving as a field training officer, and as an acting supervisor on a regular basis. In spite of all of his duties and responsibilities, Corporal Whittaker managed to make 81 arrests and played a crucial role in several significant arrests.
“Corporal Whittaker has distinguished himself for this award through his hard work, compassionate service, and relentless follow up,” said Harbor Police Chief John Bolduc. “He tirelessly works to make the Port of San Diego one of the safest places in our region.”