The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department protects and serves the public on and along San Diego Bay and at the San Diego International Airport. Harbor Police officers are on the front lines of security and service, and police dispatch and public safety services occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the safekeeping of the public and our tenant partners, the Harbor Police Department offers a variety of current resources and updates to assist the community in staying safe and informed. This page will be updated periodically with messages from Chief Mark G. Stainbrook, crime trends and bulletins, and more to keep the public and tenants informed.
Charter Vessel Regulations
Whale watching, sailing, sportfishing and other types of charter vessels are popular and great ways to enjoy San Diego Bay and to get out on the ocean. The Port of San Diego has updated its charter vessel regulations to help ensure San Diegans and visitors can enjoy their experience safely and are protected as consumers. The updated regulations also standardize the minimum requirements for charter operations and create a more even playing field for charter vessel businesses.
The Port’s charter vessel regulations are set forth in San Diego Unified Port District (UPD) Code Section 4.37 - Regulation of Charter Vessel Operations in San Diego Bay and District Tidelands. Click on the link below to learn more about the updated Port Code, which was approved by the Board of Port Commissioners on May 11, 2021.
Last Week On the Waterfront
Jan 3-Jan 9, 2022
1/3: Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a call of a small fire at 2900 North Harbor Drive. Officers responded to find a palm tree on fire and no suspects or witnesses in the area. San Diego Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.
1/4: Port of San Diego Harbor Police received a call for a possible stolen vehicle on Harbor Island. Officers responded to the area and found the vehicle in Harbor Island Park. Officers identified the driver of the vehicle and took them into custody. A search of the suspect found them to be in possession of narcotics. The suspect was arrested on multiple charges and transported to jail.
1/4: Port of San Diego Harbor Police were called to Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport for a disturbance on board an aircraft. A subject on board the aircraft had been barred from purchasing alcohol. Officers interviewed the subject and the flight crew. It was determined that no crime was committed, and the subject was escorted off airport property.
- 1/5: Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Hyatt Hotel at 111 W. Harbor Drive. Officers arrived on scene and were told that the suspect had possibly stabbed a person at the hotel. Officers located the suspect and attempted to take them into custody. The suspect refused to follow the officers commands and advanced toward officers. Officers deployed a TASER on the suspect and were able to take them into custody. The suspect was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation and then taken to jail.
- 1/5: Port of San Diego Harbor Police received a call for a natural gas leak at the United Airlines Cargo Terminal at the San Diego International Airport. Officers responded to the scene and found a large propane tank that was leaking. An employee was injured attempting to fix the leak. Officers evacuated the building and the San Diego Fire Department fixed the gas leak. The building was cleared after an air quality check. The injured employee was evaluated by paramedics on scene.
- 1/6: Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a call for a possible stolen vehicle on Shelter Island. Officers located the vehicle at 1401 Shelter Island Drive with four occupants. After an investigation, 2 of the individuals were arrested for vehicle theft, one was released at the scene and a juvenile was taken into protective custody.
Be on the Lookout (BOLO)
In law enforcement terms, BOLO is an acronym that stands for "be on the lookout." BOLOs are issued to police officers and include information on illegal activities. Harbor Police is listing our latest BOLOs here to help keep our tenant partners and the public informed, and we encourage anyone with information relating to a BOLO to contact us.
No BOLO's at this time
Contact Port of San Diego 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 email HPDrecordsrequest@portofsandiego.org.
For all general questions related to the Harbor Police Department, please call 619.686.6570.
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