Port Fourchon's Harbor Police perform a core function for the Commission, which is to make the port safe and secure for its users. The team's vigilance, extensive knowledge of the area, and keen understanding of vessel capabilities keep vessel traffic flowing smoothly, minimizing restrictions on commerce while promoting safety for all.
The Harbor Police are highly trained in incident response and command and are prepared to handle the smallest complaints, such as locked keys in a car, to the highest threats of environmental or catastrophic consequences.
The police patrol the port 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, both by land and water. They also continuously monitor a closed-circuit video surveillance system installed throughout the port with video feed from multiple strategically located wireless cameras.
Harbor Police take as their primary mission the protection of port users from all threats and dangers presented, and they work closely with other federal, state, and local law enforcement officials to ensure that port users operate in the safest, most secure environment possible.