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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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Friday, January 6, 2023 4:26:00 PM
Escondido, Calif. – On Friday, January 6, officers with the Escondido Police Department arrested a felon in possession of a firearm while conducting a distracted driver detail. Officers also issued 104 citations for distracted driving violations and . . . read more
Saturday, December 24, 2022 9:30:00 AM
On December 11th, 2022, at around 5:45pm, numerous 911 calls were received by the Escondido Police Dispatch Center reporting gunshots heard in the area of the flood control channel at Hickory St. A 16-year-old victim was found in the flood . . . read more
Sunday, December 18, 2022 12:22:00 AM
While conducting a DUI checkpoint on December 17, 2022, Escondido Police issued 14 citations to unlicensed drivers. One driver under age 21 was cited for possession of alcohol. Three citations were issued uninsured drivers, one for expired . . . read more

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