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See the Harbor Police in Action: Public Invited to Live Training Demonstration

The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department invites the public to a live training demonstration on San Diego Bay on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The demo will include a SWAT team intervention, coordinated vessel firefighting and a simulated dive team rescue – all taking place on a training vessel secured to Broadway Pier.

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Time: 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Location: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

“This is a chance for the public to get a firsthand look at the specialized training and skills of our Harbor Police officers,” said Chief Mark Stainbrook, Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department. “You’ll get to see how we fight fires on the water, how our dive team operates, how our SWAT team solves tactical problems on vessels, and more. Bring your friends and family to experience this rare event.”

For the best views of the action, public seating will be available on the Broadway Pier View Court, which is located on the west side of the Port Pavilion. In addition to the live action demonstration, there will also be a live K9 presentation, Vehicle Command Center tours and a Harbor Police recruit information booth.

This event is being held in coordination with the San Diego Harbor Police Foundation. For more details about the June 13 live Harbor Police training demonstration, go to

The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department provides for the public safety of our communities and resources along San Diego Bay and at the San Diego International Airport.

About THE Port of San Diego

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.