To enhance public safety and the quality of life in our community by fostering trust and preserving peace. The core values of the Escondido Police Department:
The members of the Escondido Police Department are committed to providing quality service and fostering partnerships with all community members through ongoing daily, direct, and positive contacts. We are committed to being responsive to community needs, promoting mutual trust, and delivering a quality of service that meets or exceeds the standards and expectations of the people we serve.
Our objective is to improve the quality of life through a police-community partnership that promotes and sustains safe neighborhoods by addressing the underlying causes of crime and fear. Our mission embodies a community-based philosophy that empowers all employees and community members to share ownership, commitment, and accountability to solving problems and keeping the public safe and secure.