Tuesday, March 13, 2018

New San Diego Police Chief

By Karen Robes Meeks

Mark Stainbrook is the Port of San Diego’s new Vice President of Public Safety/Harbor Police Chief. Stainbrook, whose position was made official March 1 after acting in the role since October, will be tasked with overseeing the Harbor Police Department, Homeland Security and all aspects of port security.

“Mark Stainbrook has helped build the great team we have at the Harbor Police Department, and I am confident that our Port Public Safety team will continue to excel under his leadership, work ethic and excellent relationships with our law enforcement community,” said the Port President and Chief Executive Officer Randa Coniglio. “We are all very proud of our Harbor Police and I look forward to continuing our department’s progression to a 21st Century law enforcement agency under Chief Stainbrook.”

Stainbrook, who has been with the Harbor Police Department since 2011, is a retired Los Angeles Police Department lieutenant and an FBI National Academy graduate. He also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve with 31 years of military service.

In his work with the US State Department, Stainbrook has trained police forces in Kenya, Chad, Nepal and India on counter-terrorism, criminal intelligence and community policing methods.