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Board of Port Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting San Diego County Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Day and National Police Week

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Board of Port Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting San Diego County Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Day and National Police Week
Harbor Police divers training in San Diego Bay.

The Board of Port Commissioners has approved a resolution supporting May 5, 2021 as San Diego County Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Day and May 9-15, 2021 as National Police Week.

In May of each year, National Police Week is observed throughout the nation to recognize the hazardous work, serious responsibilities and strong commitment of our nation’s peace officers. In conjunction with National Police Week, May 5 this year is recognized as San Diego County Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Day in commemoration of those officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. These special observations provide an opportunity for the community to acknowledge the heroic men and women who have dedicated their lives to safeguard the public.

“The Port of San Diego joins our partner law enforcement agencies throughout the region in recognizing the dedication of the many men and women in police work,” said Mark Stainbrook, Chief, Port of San Diego Harbor Police. “Law enforcement officers are the guardians of life and property, defenders of the individual right to be free, and tireless public servants standing against crime.”

Established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and a joint resolution of Congress, National Police Week pays special tribute to those law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

From May 9-15, the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum will deliver programs to keep current officers safe and healthy, as well as ceremonies to honor those fallen officers whose names have been recently added to the Memorial. The 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil will take place at 8 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, May 13, 2021. Please visit for more info.

Due to the global pandemic, memorial services in San Diego County and throughout the state have been canceled or will be celebrated virtually.






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The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.


Port of San Diego Public Safety protects and oversees the safety of our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront—land and sea.

Port Public Safety is responsible for safeguarding waterfront parks and land, maintaining homeland security and collaborating with agency partners to deter crime locally and abroad. Through the Harbor Police Department, the Port provides for the safety of our communities and resources along San Diego Bay and at San Diego International Airport, and is seen as a global leader in maritime and aviation public safety.