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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


Tuesday, March 7, 2023 1:28:00 PM

The AB481 Military Use Equipment Meeting is open to the public and will be held on March 30th, 2023 at 6pm in the Mitchell room.

Friday, March 3, 2023 10:33:00 AM
While conducting a DUI checkpoint on March 2, 2023, Escondido Police issued 41 citations to unlicensed drivers. One citation issued to a driver who was driving on a suspended license and also uninsured. Two citations were issued to drivers not . . . read more
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:33:00 AM
The Escondido Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Thursday, March 2, 2023 beginning at 6:00 PM at an undisclosed location within the Escondido city limits. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and . . . read more

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