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.
A Message from Chief Stainbrook
June Message from Chief Mark Stainbrook:
June is PRIDE Month. In honor of this we interviewed Officer Samantha Darling. Watch this video, to see what she would like her legacy to be for the officers that come after her and how she maintains a positive attitude as a police officer.
Learn more about Chief Stainbrook
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.
Last Week On the Waterfront
July 5-July 11, 2021
7/5: Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a call of an assault at Cabrillo Isla Marina. Officers arrived on scene and investigated. The suspect was taken into custody for assault and elder abuse charges. The victim was transported to the hospital for their injuries.
7/6: Port of San Diego Harbor Police received a call from the San Diego International Airport that a depressurization alarm had activated on an incoming aircraft. The aircraft landed without incident. There were no injuries.
7/7: Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a call of a subject attempting to steal a car from the Rental Car Center. Officers arrived on scene and attempted to contact the suspect, who trying to leave the area. Officers took the subject into custody for vehicle theft and transported them to jail.
7/8: Port of San Diego Harbor Police received a call of a subject running in traffic at West Laurel St. and North Harbor Dr. Officers located the subject and attempted to contact them but the subject continued to run in traffic almost causing a vehicle collision. Officers deployed a taser to subdue the suspect and take them into custody. The suspect was transported to Scripps La Jolla for evaluation and issued a citation.
7/10: Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a call of a vessel fire at the Kona Kai Marina. Vessel units arrived on scene and initiated firefighting operations. Officers kept the fire contained to one vessel until San Diego Fire Department arrived on scene. Officers and firefighters then entered the primary vessel to locate the source of the fire. The fire was extinguished without any injuries
7/11: Port of San Diego Harbor Police received a call to the Convention Center for a report of an intoxicated subject, with facial injuries, that was trespassing on the property. Officers located the subject and they attempted to flee the area. The suspect was taken into custody with a minor use of force. The suspect was taken to the hospital for evaluation and given a citation. There were no injuries to the suspect or officers.
7/11: Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a call of a security breach at the B St. Pier Cruise Ship Terminal. A subject had jumped into the bay and swam to a ladder and climbed onto the secure side of the terminal. Terminal security observed the suspect until they left the secure area. Officers located the suspect and issued them a citation.
7/11: Port of San Diego Harbor Police received a call for a subject on board the USS Midway Museum with child pornography on their cell phone. Officers located the suspect and investigated. Officers located child pornography on the suspect’s cell phone and a search of their property found a loaded handgun. The suspect was arrested for multiple violations and transported to jail.
7/11: Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a call of a subject that was behaving erratically near the Signature Aviation parking lot. The reporting party then observed the subject open a manhole cover and jump into the storm drain. Officers arrived on scene and verified the subject had not exited the storm drain. San Diego Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue responded to the scene to conduct a search. After several hours the subject was located and taken into custody for a mental health evaluation.
Port of San Diego Harbor Police Crime Statistics
|June 2020||June 2021||% Change|
|Crimes with Violence||9||6||-33%|
|Calls Responded to||3861||5056||31%|
|YTD 2020||YTD 2021||% Change|
|Crimes with Violence||55||76||38%|
|Calls Responded to||N/A||28212||N/A|
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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