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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.


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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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:41:00 PM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Scott Walters DATE: June 2, 2020 PHONE: 760-839-4901 UPDATE: FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION On May 5, 2020, Escondido Police . . . read more
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:21:00 AM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Scott Walters DATE: May 20, 2020 PHONE: (760) 839-4901 This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, and as we slowly . . . read more
Monday, May 18, 2020 2:08:00 PM
On 04-03-20, Timothy Alvarado (22-years-old from La Mesa) was released from the Vista jail after serving the remainder of his sentence on a burglary conviction. Shortly after his release, Alvarado began staying in Escondido. On 04-13-20, ten days . . . read more