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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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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


Wednesday, July 14, 2021 4:37:00 PM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​ CONTACT: Lt. Bode Berreth DATE: July 14, 2021​PHONE: 760-839-4444 1999 COLD CASE SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE ENDS IN ARREST On February 17th, 1999, the Escondido Police Department received a call of . . . read more
Monday, June 21, 2021 1:36:00 PM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kevin Toth DATE: June 21, 2021 PHONE: (760) 839-4444 Three Arrested at Escondido DUI Checkpoint Escondido Police . . . read more
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:24:00 PM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Kevin Toth DATE: June 16, 2021 . . . read more

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