Port Safety and Security

We Keep Your Cargo Safe and Secure

Safety and security are top priorities at the Port of Hueneme. Since September 11, 2001, the Port and other government agencies responsible for security have greatly expanded their efforts to protect the Port complex and surrounding communities. The Port takes a leadership role in the development of strategies to mitigate security risks in the port complex, working closely with multiple partners, both public and private, to plan and coordinate security measures.

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TWIC Requirements

Entry to restricted areas of the Port of Hueneme requires a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security identification program ensures that people accessing secure terminals have received a thorough background check and are not a security threat.

Protecting the Port

Port personnel monitor facilities, rail and road systems, respond to calls and have authority to access all marine terminals and cargo at the Port. Port personnel also operate round-the-clock camera surveillance, explosives detectors and other technologies to maintain protection of Port facilities, operations and employees.

Port personnel work with many government agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Police Department, Fire Department, County Sheriff, Department of Emergency Management, and other state and local law enforcement agencies.

Port Security Partners

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Joint Regional Intelligence Center
  • Naval Base Ventura County
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Services
  • Navy Region Southwest
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • California Emergency Management
  • Oxnard Fire Department
  • Oxnard Police Department
  • Ventura County Fire Department
  • Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
  • Port Hueneme Police Department
  • City of Port Hueneme
  • Industry

What's New at the Port

Port of Hueneme, Making History Announcing Goal of Zero Emissions by 2030

June 13, 2024

Blueprint to Zero Emissions Announced at World Oceans Day Event on June 11 Download Press Release Contact: Letitia Austin Public and Gov’t Relations Manager Laustin@Portofh.org   [Port Hueneme, CA –…

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Community Benefit Fund Scholarship Program

May 15, 2024

The Port of Hueneme and City of Port Hueneme Announce Community Benefit Fund Scholarship Program: Download Application Port of Hueneme Contact: Adam Vega Community Outreach & Legislative Specialist Avega@Portofh.org  …

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Navigating the Global Future: Port of Hueneme Spotlights Current Trade and AI Innovations during World Trade Week

May 8, 2024

Department of Commerce, Consuls, Industry, and Businesses Participate in Trade-Focused Event  Download Press Release [Port Hueneme, CA – May 1] [Port Hueneme, CA] – World Trade Week was established in…

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