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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.

Harbor Police Enter MOU with Department of State for International Law Enforcement

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harbor policeAs 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.

Harbor Police Officers Rescue Stranded Sea Lion

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sea lion rescueIt's not unusual to spot sea lions in San Diego Bay, but to see one wandering around a busy roadway and then ending up in the back seat of a Harbor Police patrol car is surely a rare sight.

That's what happened on February 18, 2015, when the Harbor Police Department received a call of a sea lion in the roadway of Harbor Island Drive, near the Island Prime Restaurant. Officer Christine Sperry and Officer Luis Martinez responded to the call and encountered the wayward sea lion, which appeared uninjured and very curious.

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Visits Port of San Diego

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admiral and mrs. zukunftThe Port of San Diego welcomed Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, to its administrative offices on February 12, 2015. The Commandant was in town to participate in the 2015 Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association /U.S. Naval Institute Conference held at the San Diego Convention Center.

During his visit to the Port, the Commandant participated in a briefing that included Dan Malcolm, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners; Acting President and CEO John Bolduc; Acting Chief of Harbor Police Mark Stainbrook and other senior Port staff members. The Commandant's spouse, Mrs. Fran DeNinno-Zukunft, accompanied him. She is the Ombudsman-at-Large for the United States Coast Guard. Also attending the briefing was Captain Jonathan Spaner, Coast Guard Sector San Diego Commander.

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