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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


Thursday, February 15, 2024 10:36:00 AM
The Escondido Police Department has released a Critical Incident Community Briefing video on an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Nov. 3, 2023 at the mobile home park at 2550 E. Valley Pkwy. The video can be viewed on in the City of . . . read more
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 9:05:00 AM
On December 18, 2023 at about 10:28 p.m., Escondido police officers responded to the Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Auto Park Way on reports of a male and two females stealing merchandise. As officers arrived, the suspects entered a pickup truck and . . . read more
Sunday, December 17, 2023 12:40:00 AM
While conducting a DUI checkpoint on December 16, Escondido Police arrested one motorist on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. One driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and another was arrested for drug possession. In . . . read more

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