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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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Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:40:00 AM
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: February 27, 2020 Contact: Lieutenant Scott Walters (760) 839-4901 DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for February 28 Escondido Police Department will be conducting a . . . read more
Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:41:00 PM
Over the past several months, multiple law enforcement agencies in Southern California have been investigating a string of high end jewelry store thefts committed by a female suspect, who has been identified as Huong Thi Tran (66) of San Diego. Tran . . . read more
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:36:00 AM
On 01-27-20 at approximately 6:27 p.m., the Escondido Communications Center received a call of a stabbing at the Burger King in the 1300 block of W. Valley Pkwy. Officers arrived on scene minutes later and located a 32-year-old male with an apparent . . . read more