Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

In response to unfounded and untrue public comments about Escondido’s traffic safety checkpoints, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed issued the following statement:

 “Let me assure you that Police Department programs and policies, including checkpoints, will not only continue to be maintained, but they will be strengthened. They are City Council policies that are carried out by our City Manager through the Police Department.”

The Police Chief was placed on paid administrative leave to protect the integrity of a personnel review process and is unrelated to the Police Department’s established policies.