Escondido Police Department

  • Agency: Escondido Police Department
  • Address: 1163 North Centre City Parkway, Escondido, 92026 CA
  • Chief: Jim Maher (Chief of Police)
Phone: 760-839-9111
Fax: 760-745-3432
Email:

Escondido Police Department is located at 1163 North Centre City Parkway, Escondido, 92026 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Jim Maher. The Escondido Police Department phone number is 760-839-9111.

Escondido Police Department News

Girl Scout Troop 2180 were sworn in as junior police officers today by Sgt Garcia. The Troop received badges as they boarded the Sprinter train for the radio and television studios at Palomar College. Thank you for stopping by to say hello!

Merry Christmas Escondido! Have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Please call 911 on any suspected drunk drivers. We're here if you need us. #Christmas #EscondidoPolice #Escondido

We have all heard the story of the Grinch, and how little Cindy Lou Who helped save Christmas for all those in Whoville. While the Escondido Police Department does not have a Cindy Lou Who, we do have an Officer St. John who may have just helped save this holiday season for many. Officer St. John made a traffic stop this weekend that resulted in an arrest and recovery of 30 mail packages stolen from residences. A motive in this case remains unclear. Investigators cannot confirm if this Grinch's heart is in-fact two sizes too small. Learn more: https://police.escondido.org/escondido-police-arrest-real-life-grinch.aspx

HALF PRICE TICKETS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY if purchased at the ticket office! On December 8th and 9th, at 8:00 pm, the Center For the Arts Escondido will host the 28th annual CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT featuring country music stars LONESTAR, BRANDY CLARK, CHARLIE WORSHAM and others singing their hits and favorite Christmas songs to benefit Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. The concert concludes with a gathering outside with candles and all the entertainers and attendees singing “Silent Night” under the stars. This is truly a Christmas experience. http://artcenter.org/event/carols-by-candlelight/

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Another successful year with thousands of stuffed animals collected for the kids at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. Thank you!

Today, members of our COPPS unit teamed up with Mrs. Stewart and the Community Relations Team at Reidy Creek Elementary school to collect Souper Sacks for the Senior Citizen Center. Reidy Creek school donated 135 Souper Sacks that are to be passed out to senior citizens. The Souper Sacks contain soups, crackers, easily made meals, desserts and special Christmas surprises to brighten the day of the recipient

There is still time to drop off a new unwrapped toy of gift for the Escondido Police Department Children’s Christmas Party! The donated gifts will be given out to kids who have been the victims of crime. If you are out shopping this week, please consider picking up a gift for a child age newborn – 17 years old and dropping it by one of our official drop off locations. We will be collecting gifts through Saturday, December 2nd. Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity and for helping to make this holiday season a little bit brighter for these very deserving kids! The drop off locations are: Escondido PD Front Lobby – 1163 N Centre City Pky, Escondido 92026 Escondido Federal Credit Union – 201 N Broadway, Escondido, 92025 Escondido City Hall – 201 N Broadway, Escondido, 92025 CrossFit Iconic – 237 E Valley Pky, Escondido, CA 92025 Westfield Shopping Center (near the EPD classic car by Sears) – 200 E Via Rancho Pky, Escondido, 92025 Hallmark – 200 E. Via Rancho Pky, Escondido, CA 92025 Blue Mug Coffee & Tea - 1882 W El Norte Pky, Escondido, 92026 North County Yamaha – 2333 Montiel Rd, San Marcos, 92069 Grocery Outlet – 1516 E. Valley Pky, Escondido, CA 92027 CrossFit Point A – 688 Rancheros Drive #D, San Marcos, CA 92069 CrossFit Trifecta – 2588 Progress St, Vista, CA 92081

The Escondido Police Department is participating in the 27th annual Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive to benefit Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. We need assistance with donations of new huggable sized stuffed animals help comfort the kids who are admitted to the hospital. The collection drive runs from Monday November 21st through Monday December 4th. Collection boxes are located in the Escondido Police Department Lobby located at 1163 N Centre City Pkwy and at the Escondido Federal Credit Union located at 201 N. Broadway. Donations are welcomed during normal operating business hours. For more information please contact Crime Prevention Officer, Bobbi Akans at (760) 839-4425 or rakans@escondido.org

The Escondido Police Department is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 27th annual Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. The Escondido Police Department is asking for assistance with donations of new huggable sized stuffed animals. The collection drive will begin Monday November 21st and will continue through Monday December 4th. Collection boxes will be located in the front lobby of the Escondido Police Department located at 1163 N Centre City Pkwy as well as the Escondido Federal Credit Union located at 201 N Broadway. Donations are welcomed during normal operating business hours. It is the mission of the San Diego County Law Enforcement Agencies involved with this worthwhile cause to provide a stuffed animal for comfort to each and every child that is admitted to Children’s Hospital. For more information on the event itself please contact Crime Prevention Officer, Bobbi Akans at (760) 839-4425 or rakans@escondido.org

Happy Thanksgiving Escondido! Please report any drunk drivers. We're here if you need us.

As we move into this Veteran's Day weekend, we want to take a moment to thank you veterans who have served and currently serve. We appreciate your service and the many contributions you have made to our country and to countries around the globe. Enjoy the weekend and be safe!

Escondido Children’s Christmas Party!!! Every year the Escondido Police Department hosts an annual Christmas party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience. This year the party will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The event will include food, a magic show, face painting, a visit with Santa Claus, and every child in attendance will receive gifts. We are asking for the community’s help to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for these kids by donating a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl ages newborn to 18 years old. Drop off locations are: - Escondido PD Front Lobby – 1163 N Centre City Pky, Escondido 92026 - Escondido Federal Credit Union – 201 N Broadway, Escondido, 92025 - Escondido City Hall – 201 N Broadway, Escondido, 92025 - CrossFit Iconic – 237 E Valley Pky, Escondido, CA 92025 - Westfield Shopping Center (near the EPD classic car) – 200 E Via Rancho Pky, Escondido, 92025 - Blue Mug Coffee & Tea - 1882 W El Norte Pky, Escondido, 92026 - North County Yamaha – 2333 Montiel Rd, San Marcos, 92069 - CrossFit Point A – 688 Rancheros Drive #D, San Marcos, CA 92069 We will be collecting gifts through Friday December 1st, 2017 If you have questions, please Contact Cecilia Gonzalez, Family Protection Unit, Escondido Police Department, (760) 839-4931

A traffic hazard at 4am today ended up being a loose horse walking down the road. We rarely know exactly what we’re responding to. #protectandserve #escondidopolice

Help prevent prescription drug abuse! Bring your unused and expired presctiption drugs so we can safely dispose of them. It's FREE, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, and ANONYMOUS.

Our 2017 Tip-a-Cop event will take place at the Red Robin in the Escondido Westfield Plaza located at 272 E. Via Rancho Pkwy. Come grab dinner, tip a cop, and help us raise funds for the Special Olympics. Click here for more info. https://www.redrobin.com/special-olympics/tip-a-cop.html

Sgt. Valdivia received the Enrique "KIKI" Camarena law enforcement award at the annual Red Ribbon week luncheon. Sgt. Validivia was honored for his work in the community through the Neighborhood Transformation Project (NTP). The luncheon highlights regional efforts to reduce illegal drug use throughout San Diego County. Escondido Police partners with community groups through the Coalition for a Drug Free Escondido.

The Neighborhood Transformation Project (NTP) returned to West Escondido this morning for the annual Neighborhood Clean-Up. The Escondido Police Department partnered with City of Escondido Neighborhood Services Division and Public Works to remove large items of trash and trim several oversized trees that block street lighting at night. A total of 10 oversized dumpsters were filled in just 4 hours! A very special thanks to Pastor Hector Morales and Emmanuel Faith Community Church, Escondido, CA (EFCC). EFCC provided dozens of volunteers who helped load dumpsters at 4 locations, knock down weeds over 16 square blocks and clear the trash from the alleys. We truly appreciate our community partnerships. Thank you EFCC for giving so generously!

Join us in supporting Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego during the annual teddy bear drive and family night this Tuesday, October 3rd from 5-7 PM. Stop by and donate a new teddy bear with tags attached at any participating San Diego Area Chick-fil-A restaurant and receive a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich meal or a Chick-fil-A Nuggets Kid's Meal. Please share this post and thank you for supporting the kids at Rady Children's.

Rest easy Utah and Hunter. Thank you for your faithful service! https://twitter.com/escondidopolice/status/910619372728803328

A special thanks to the Knights of Columbus Dr. Jeremiah Murphy Assembly 2311 Escondido Chapter for donating a Patriot Day flag to be flown at our station.

Senior citizens from across Escondido gathered at the Police and Fire Headquarters on Monday afternoon to pay tribute to First Responders on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Local real estate agent Wendy Moldow, along with Police Chief Craig Carter and Fire Chief Rick Vogt, were on hand to talk about the journey of a piece of 9/11 memorial art that has been on display at the facility for the past year. The Traveling 9/11 Memorial Painting was created by Carlsbad artist Kelly Lucas and was originally auctioned off to a New York restaurateur to raise money for fallen firefighters families. Several years later, he returned the painting to Lucas with his donation intact. Lucas again auctioned the painting off, this time to raise money for Canine Companions and the Wounded Warriors Project. Moldow was the winning bidder, and set out to display the painting at Fire Stations throughout San Diego County. During the ceremony, Chief Vogt told the crowd of about 40 seniors that the lasting memory of the attacks was the indomitable spirit of this country and the teamwork and cooperation amongst all first responders. “It is our job as law enforcement officers and firefighters to keep the memory of those who perished on 9/11 alive, and to be ever vigilant in the protection of our citizens,” added Chief Carter.

Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol. Today Deputy Robert French was killed and two CHP officers were injured while doing their jobs on a task force to combat auto theft. This takes our breath away to hear about this violence.