Harbor PoliceThe 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.

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Harbor Police Department Names Officer, Dispatcher and Volunteer of the Year

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officer hartThe Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department recently named its 2015 Officer of the Year, Dispatcher of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. The annual awards are the department's highest honors and recognize individuals for exceptional service, teamwork and initiative.

Officer Mike Hart, an 11-year veteran of the Harbor Police Department, was named Officer of the Year for 2015. His accomplishments during 2014 included 47 felony and misdemeanor arrests for assault, auto theft, narcotics and weapons violations. Additionally, he arrested the driver of a vehicle carrying more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine while working on an interception for Operation Stonegarden. Operation Stonegarden is a coordinated effort to protect the border region, including the Port, the City of Chula Vista, the San Diego Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and others.

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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.

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