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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.

Edward Varso  - Chief of Police



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California Megan's Law

The Megan's Law Website provides information on registered sex offenders pursuant to California Penal Code § 290.46 so that members of the public can better protect themselves and their families


Saturday, September 16, 2023 1:40:00 PM
Over the past four months, Escondido Police Department was alerted to four different adult males that had been lured to an apartment in the city. The males had chatted with another male via the Grindr App and agreed to meet. Each of the victims . . . read more
Sunday, September 3, 2023 12:51:00 AM
While conducting a DUI checkpoint on September 2, Escondido Police arrested three drivers. Two were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and a third was arrested for violating terms of his DUI probation. In addition, 23 drivers were . . . read more
Friday, September 1, 2023 11:36:00 AM
Escondido, California – September is Pedestrian Safety Month in California and the Escondido Police Department encourages everyone on our roads to care for one another and keep pedestrians safe from crashes and injuries. Based on data projections . . . read more

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