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Harbor Police

The Harbor Police Department is the
law enforcement authority for the Port of San Diego.



a group of Harbor Police officers pose in front of a huge American flag

Harbor Police In Action: Live Training Demonstration

Port of San Diego Harbor Police will host a live training demonstration on San Diego Bay.

Demo will include a SWAT team intervention, coordinated vessel firefighting and simulated dive team rescue.

Training will be open to the public and feature seating on the pier view court, live K9 presentation, Vehicle Command Center tours and new recruit info booth.

Mission Statement

With approximately 140 sworn officers, the Department is prepared to protect and serve the citizens and visitors in the Port's five member cities - San Diego, Coronado, Chula Vista, National City and Imperial Beach. The Department also provides police and marine firefighting services on San Diego Bay and is contracted out to the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to provide police protection at San Diego International Airport.

The mission of the Harbor Police Department is to provide uniformed police services and marine firefighting within the Port of San Diego's jurisdiction.

The department strives to provide superior customer service while meeting the needs of Port tenants and the public.


The Harbor Police Department considers every officer and employee a leader, in both how they handle their day-to-day police duties and how they communicate with the public. Supervisors are committed to supporting the professional growth and success of those who work for them.


The Department is entrusted with having a visible presence along the Port tidelands to deter crime and acts of terrorism. The Department is an integral part of the community, within both the Port's jurisdiction and the entire region.


Harbor Police officers are prepared to immediately respond to emergencies or hazardous situations. All officers receive advanced training and equipment to ensure that they are ready to respond to any situation.

Harbor Police SUV at Port Pavilion

Harbor Police Functions




Bay Control Officers

Special Units and Task Forces




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Lost & Found

Did you lose something on the Waterfront? Contact Harbor Police.



a Harbor Police SUV sits in a parking lot.

Vehicle Impound Release



Harbor Police Command team

Harbor Police FAQ





Harbor Police Boats

Contact Harbor Police

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

Emergency 619.223.1133


Hail us on VHF Marine Channel 16
Chief of the Harbor Police 619.686.6588
Records 619.686.6596
Complaints 619.686.6510
Dive Permits 619.686.6596
Harbor Police Mooring Office 619.686.6227
San Diego Mooring Company 619.291.0916

HP Records Business Hours

7 a.m. –  5 p.m.
Monday – Thursday

7 a.m. – 4 p. m.

Police Reports & Vehicle Release

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*The Port of San Diego Administrative Offices and HP Records are closed on alternate Fridays.

By E-mail

For all inquiries regarding citations, crime reports, or arrests reports created by the Harbor Police, please contact the records department by telephone at (619) 686-6596 or by email at

For all general questions related to the Harbor Police Department, please contact Lt. Magda Fernandez at

In Person or By Mail

Harbor Police Headquarters