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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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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


Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:15:00 PM
Escondido, Calif. – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a time to put safety in the driver’s seat. The Escondido Police Department will be actively looking for drivers throughout the month who are in violation of the state’s hands-free . . . read more
Thursday, March 14, 2024 4:57:00 PM
Escondido, Calif. – With the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations fast approaching, the Escondido Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate responsibly by designating a sober driver - your . . . read more
Thursday, March 14, 2024 2:50:00 PM
For Immediate Release March 11th, 2024 Contact: Lt. Ryan Hicks (760) 839-4781 ESCONDIDO – Escondido Police Department and agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) cited 5 individuals during ABC’s statewide . . . read more

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