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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, November 25, 2023 8:33:00 AM
Every year the Escondido Police Department hosts an annual Children’s Christmas Party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime, a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience. The party will take place . . . read more
Sunday, November 19, 2023 1:12:00 PM
While conducting a DUI checkpoint on November 18, Escondido Police arrested two motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition, 23 drivers were cited for driving without a license, and three were cited for driving on a . . . read more
Thursday, November 16, 2023 9:35:00 AM
Escondido, Calif. – On Saturday, November 18, the Escondido Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at an undisclosed location. DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on . . . read more

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