Chief Carter

Craig S. Carter 
Chief of Police

Welcome to the Neighborhood Transformation Project (NTP) webpage.  The Escondido Police Department is committed to creating safer communities by focusing our efforts on environmental transformation, one neighborhood at a time. By partnering with various city departments, community based organizations and neighborhood groups we hope to affect long term solutions that will result in measurable crime reduction and an enhanced quality of life in your neighborhood.  Throughout the life of each project you can expect to see increased patrols as well as special enforcement efforts in your neighborhood.  You can also expect to see other city departments (Code Enforcement, Public Works, Neighborhood Services, etc.) focusing their efforts and devoting resources to your neighborhood as well.  As your Chief of Police, I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and ask for your support, as well as your involvement, in making your neighborhood a great place to live, work and play.



The Neighborhood Transformation Project (NTP) is a community policing initiative with the strategic goal of promoting environmental change in our neighborhoods.  By focusing our efforts and resources we hope to better our City, one neighborhood at a time.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 9:33:00 AM
NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lt. Eric Skaja DATE: March 3, 2015 PHONE: 760-839-4444 The Escondido Police Department is pleased to announce that the . . . read more
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 2:24:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             DATE:  April 1, 2014 POINT OF CONTACT:                                                        Lt Neal Griffin, 760-839-4444 On Thursday, April 3rd, the Escondido Police Department . . . read more
Monday, March 31, 2014 9:04:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bud Oliveira, 760-839-4665 The City of Escondido will have tree maintenance crews raising the canopies of the street trees in the area bounded by Kalmia and Centre City Parkway and 2nd and 13th streets starting . . . read more