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Crime Prevention

Your vigilance may assist the Harbor Police Department in its efforts to fight terrorism, smuggling, human trafficking and other crimes.



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Crime Prevention

The Harbor Police Department patrols San Diego Bay and its surrounding tidelands by vehicle, vessel and on foot. Harbor Police officers work hard to ensure that these areas are safe for our residents, workers and visitors. However, the Harbor Police Department also relies on the public to keep an eye out for things that may seem suspicious. The iWatch my bay Program gives you the ability to report suspicious or unusual activity.

If you work around San Diego Bay and its surrounding areas or if you frequently enjoy its many recreational amenities, you may become accustomed to its normal sites and sounds. If you see something that seems out of place or unusual, don't be afraid to report it. Find a uniformed officer or call 911 and describe what you witnessed.

San Diego Bay's beauty makes it a naturally desirable subject for photographers. If someone is taking photos of secured areas, security cameras, checkpoints and fencing, this could indicate suspicious behavior. Also, if someone asks you questions regarding police patrols, security procedures or checkpoints, please report it.

Your vigilance may assist the Harbor Police Department in is efforts to fight terrorism, smuggling, human trafficking and other crimes.

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Contact Harbor Police

Harbor Police dispatch and public safety services remain in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For all inquiries regarding citations, crime reports, or arrests reports created by the Harbor Police, please contact the records department at 619.686.6596 or by email at

For all general questions related to the Harbor Police Department, please call 619.686.6570.



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Harbor Police Mooring Office  

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619.223.1133 or 9-1-1


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Harbor Police Locations


3380 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.686.6570


Shelter Island Station
San Diego Harbor Police Dept.
1401 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


SouthBay Substation
San Diego Harbor Police Dept.
Chula Vista Launch Ramp

San Diego International Airport
San Diego Harbor Police Dept., Terminal 1