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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.

Edward Varso  - Chief of Police



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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


Wednesday, May 24, 2023 4:16:00 PM
An 18-year-old Escondido resident was critically injured Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover crash on southbound North Center City Parkway south of North Nutmeg St. His vehicle left the roadway, traveled up an embankment and rolled . . . read more
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 7:12:00 AM
Escondido, Calif. – The Escondido Police Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats. This year’s Click It or Ticket campaign is . . . read more
Monday, May 15, 2023 1:52:00 AM
A man was killed Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash in the 600 block of North Escondido Boulevard. The male was riding a motorcycle north, just north of Washington Avenue, when he left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a light pole. . . . read more

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