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Online Crime Report


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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.


Ed Varso - Chief of Police



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To register residential or commercial alarms, please visit https://escondidoca.citysupport.org/

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


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