Escondido Police & Fire Headquarters
1163 North Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA 92026

Emergency Phone: 9-1-1 ( Landline) / 760-839-9111 (Cell Phone)
Non-emergency Phone: 760-839-4722 (24 hours/day)
Information Line: 760-839-4721
Fax: 760-745-3432
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The members of the Escondido Police Department are committed to providing quality service and fostering partnerships with all community members through ongoing daily, direct, and positive contacts. We are committed to being responsive to community needs, promoting mutual trust, and delivering a quality of service that meets or exceeds the standards and expectations of the people we serve.

Our objective is to improve the quality of life through a police-community partnership that promotes and sustains safe neighborhoods by addressing the underlying causes of crime and fear. Our mission embodies a community-based philosophy that empowers all employees and community members to share ownership, commitment, and accountability to solving problems and keeping the public safe and secure.

Executive Staff

Chief of Police
Edward Varso

Ryan Banks

Erik Witholt

Kevin Toth

Deputy Director-Police Support Services Bureau
Lisa Rodelo



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