Portland Port is a privately owned commercial port meeting UK Government and International requirements under the ISPS code and relevant legislation*. The main entrance is covered by the Port Police 24 hours a day, throughout the year.
Portland Port Police are responsible for ensuring the security and safety of not only the port itself but also its tenants, employees, users and visitors as well as international ships visiting the port. Security at Portland Port complies with government regulations concerning maritime security. To help us maintain these standards and make the experience of port users as pleasant and safe as possible, we would like to bring the following requirements to your attention.
We hope you will realise that these measures are in place for your protection as well as all other port users.
If you wish to discuss any security related matter, please contact 01305 824044.
Inspector James Grant
Chief Police Officer,
Portland Port Police
When entering the port via the main gate, all visitors are required to provide a means of photographic ID on every occasion. Their names, vehicle registration number (if used), the organisation they represent and their host's details will be recorded and a visitor pass issued. Gate Officers are obliged to ask for these details, please help by being ready to provide them. Between the hours of 22:00 and 06:00 during weekdays and for extended periods at the weekend, the outer sliding gate is in the closed position and persons wishing to gain access to the port need to use the intercom device on the gate post to identify themselves to the Duty Officer. Ships crew members returning to ship will be asked for ID before being allowed into the estate.
The port is covered by CCTV and images are recorded for crime prevention & detection purposes.
Abusive and aggressive behaviour: no member of staff working at the port should be abused or receive aggressive behaviour. The port operates a zero tolerance policy and offenders will be prosecuted.
It is a condition of entry to the port that any person is liable to stop and search on entry, on exit and whilst on the estate. This is used only when absolutely necessary and policies comply fully with Home Office codes of practice and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE).
* The Port Security Regulations 2009 and as defined by relevant protective government services
** The Portland Port General Byelaws 2016
*** Exemptions apply for military, emergency services & assistance dogs