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

Have you taken the San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force survey yet? Click here for more info 👇

Please drive safely today Escondido! Remember to use your headlights during inclement weather. If your wipers are on, your headlights should be on too. #escondidopolice

K9 Max retired this year! He was adopted by his former handler Officer Sinnott. Max now enjoys belly rubs and casual naps on the couch. Thank you Max for your many years of faithful service and putting your tail on the line on multiple occasions for the officers you worked with!

This month, the San Diego County District Attorney unveiled the San Diego County Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Blueprint. The Blueprint identifies goals for a coordinated response to elder and dependent adult abuse. The press release can be viewed directly from the San Diego District Attorney's press release page here:

Officer Pizzuti spent some valuable time with the Sea Cadets to present on topics of Law Enforcement and to have an engaging question and answer session with the group. This is an amazing group of young folks who are focused on positively influencing the world around them! For more information on Sea Cadets visit

3 Mules is reconnected with Little Girl! Thank you all who reposted, kept an eye out, and provided tips for these two.

Little Girl, the stolen mule, has been located and is safe! Thank you all for your vigilance! #EscondidoPolice #helpfindlittlegirl

Please be on the lookout for a mule named Little Girl. She was stolen from the downtown area last night. If you see her, please contact us at (760)839-4722. Please share!

On February 10, The Escondido Real Estate Professionals Group held a fundraiser for the Escondido Police Athletic League (PAL) at the Escondido Elk's Lodge. PAL works with at-risk children in the community by providing after school sports and educational programs. Chief Craig Carter and Retired LT Al Owens spoke at the event. The event raised $30,000.00 for PAL! To date the Escondido Real Estate Professional Group has raised $250,000.00 for PAL since 2009. PAL would not be a success without this group.

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Does this safe belong to you? The safe was found in the Reidy Creek in Escondido and it is unopened. We are looking for it's owner. Please contact Detective Martinez at (760) 839-4739 if you have information regarding this safe.

We never know what we’re responding to. Today, Officer McCollough responded to a call regarding a mule. Here’s what resulted...

We need your help! The San Diego County Prescription Abuse Task Force is conducting a Prescription Disposal Survey and would like your input (survey link below). The survey aims to gather information on how adults dispose of unwanted medicines. The survey is confidential and it doesn’t ask for names or contact information. By proceeding with the survey, you confirm that you are 18 or older and live or work in San Diego County. Together, we can make our community more safe.

The Escondido Police Department is live on Instagram! Follow us on Instagram at or @escondidopolice

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:

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.

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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