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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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Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:06:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Kevin Toth DATE: September 17, 2020 PHONE: 760-839-4444 ARREST OF INTEREST MADE IN ESCONDIDO On 09-17-20, at 1:11 am, Escondido Police . . . read more
Friday, September 4, 2020 10:02:00 PM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Officer Stephen Braucht DATE: September 4, 2020 PHONE: (760) 839-4482 PREPARED BY: Lt. Scott Walters On . . . read more
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:12:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Scott Walters DATE: September 1, 2020 PHONE: (760) 839-4901 September is Pedestrian Safety Month and the Escondido Police Department will join law enforcement . . . read more