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Welcome to the Escondido Police Department website. This site is one of the many ways in which we engage with the community and connect you with the law enforcement services we provide.


We are a community-based police department and through engagement, commitment to trust, and enduring partnerships, we will continue to enhance public safety and the quality of life for the City of Escondido.


Our mission is to protect our community through exceptional police service.


I am excited to be your Police Chief. I look forward to our continued collaboration as we work together to keep our city clean, safe, and efficient.


Ed Varso - Chief of Police

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Monday, October 19, 2020 3:50:00 PM
The Escondido Police Department received a $24,800 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to streamline processes to collect and report traffic data. “This program is new for 2021 and is an effort to improve how quickly . . . read more
Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:53:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Kevin Toth DATE: 10-18-20 PHONE: 760-839-4444 Teach Teen Drivers the Rules of the Road to Keep Them Safe National Teen Driver . . . read more
Monday, October 12, 2020 7:35:00 AM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lieutenant Scott Walters DATE: October 9, 2020 PHONE: (760) 839-4901 Five drivers . . . read more