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

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

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.

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!

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.

This is the exact same set of circumstances we are seeing in Escondido. Watch out for this crook, and share with your friends!

This is the 2017 San Diego County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy graduating class for the Escondido Police Department. This dedicated group completed a week long live in academy last week at UCSD. The cadets were trained in traffic control, riot control, narcotics, gangs, and attended team work and leadership development classes. Our cadets are an asset to law enforcement operations. They assist officers in the field and contribute to special details across the county. Congratulations to all of these cadet graduates. Well done!

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ESCONDIDO POLICE CHIEF CARTER and CALIFORNIA POLICE CHIEFS' ASSOCIATION: What do you have going on for National Night Out this evening? Whatever it is, we would like "hang" out with you. So, while you're out and about, throw us a tag or a mention so we can join in on the fun! Twitter: @calchiefs Facebook: calchiefs We look forward to "hanging" out with you and your community this evening!

Congratulations Captain Skaja on your recent accomplishment- Command College. #joinEPD #escondidopolice

The demolition of the old police station at 700 W. Grand Ave. marks the end of an era in Escondido. What was once a one-story public works building was transformed into police headquarters, where the department operated until it moved into its current location. Demolition should take a couple weeks.

Officer T. Pugh switching hats with a new friend while working at the Escondido Transit Station.

Facebook sent us suggestions on updating some of our information. We rejected the suggestions, as we liked what we had. There were no changes to our FB, but you were notified there were. All is is the same over here with us regarding how you can call. When you do, we will get there as fast as we can. Stay cool this weekend, and we hope you are enjoying your summer.

It is three days away from the third anniversary where Officer Laura Perez ended her watch with the Escondido Police Department on 07/23/14. We gather today to celebrate her memory.

Join us at the 2017 National Night Out (Free Event) on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, at Grape Day Park, 201 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA

We are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a “Cough Syrup Bandit” who has been targeting businesses in Escondido and in Carlsbad in recent weeks. The suspect may be driving a dark 4 door vehicle, waits for an opportunity and hops over the counter, selecting specific cough syrups containing Promethazine and Codeine. Please share this info and contact the Escondido Police Department at (760) 839-4722 if you have information related to this suspect.

Happy Independence Day Escondido! Join us today at Grape Day Park from 4pm - 10pm for the 54th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks. Fireworks start at 9pm. Please celebrate responsibly and call 911 on all drunk drivers.

The Escondido Police Department and the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties are hosting an blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Register at

The Escondido Police Department and the American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties are hosting an upcoming blood drive. WHERE: Escondido Police Department Community Room WHEN: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Register at

In Winter of 2016, the Old Town Academy had a Gala Fundraiser for the school. EPD, as community outreach, agreed to provide an auction item. It was "Be taken to school by a police officer in a police car.” Well, that auction Item sold for $1000! On 6-14-16, Sgt. Martin took three siblings (Poppy, Colton and Naish ) to school in his police car. It was quite a fun time and we are not quite sure between Sgt. Martin and the kids who enjoyed it the most. WE ALSO WANT TO WISH ALL YOU FATHERS OUT THERE A SAFE AND MEMORABLE FATHER'S DAY #joinescondidopolice #escondidopolice