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Harbor Police Department Invites Public to Tip-A-Cop at Boathouse Restaurant

The Port of San Diego’s Harbor Police Department invites the public to benefit a local Special Olympics event by dining at the Boathouse Restaurant on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 5 to 9 p.m. during the “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser, in which law enforcement officers volunteer as servers bringing food to patrons.   

The mission of Tip-A-Cop is to raise money for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run so that local athletes with intellectual disabilities can participate in free year round sports training, competitions, and health education. The Tip-A-Cop program is a unique way for officers to strengthen partnerships between our officers and the community we serve. The Boathouse Restaurant is located at 2040 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego CA 92101.

In San Diego County alone, the Law Enforcement Torch Run raises $115,000 annually for our athletes. This is possible because of the support of over 36 federal, state, and local agencies – who host Tip-A-Cop dinners, the Torch Run relay, and the Plunge, Splash & Play at SeaWorld Aquatica. The Port of San Diego Harbor Police has participated in this event for over 20 years and in the past decade alone has raised over $52,000.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known honorably as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. The LETR for Special Olympics engages law enforcement worldwide championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. 

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.