The role of a police officer in any community is a heavy responsibility.  They are the guardians of life and property, working on our behalf to keep us safe and to enforce laws that keep our society intact.  The Escondido City Council supports the men and women of our Escondido Police Department and we are grateful for their dedicated professionalism.   We are especially supportive of their community-oriented approach to policing and their efforts to foster effective communication with our residents and promote mutual trust. 

Over the past several weeks, many residents have gone out of their way to express appreciation to our officers.  Here’s another way you can do so – stop by the Escondido’s Police Department’s  33rd National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Grape Day Park. Law Enforcement personnel will be on hand at this free event to meet you,  answer questions and provide resource information on crime prevention and safety. There also will be entertainment, giveaways, activities for the family and food.   The event is sponsored by the Escondido Police Department, the Escondido Education COMPACT and Target.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Escondido Police Department's Special Events Division at (760) 839-4961.