The essential purpose of the El Cajon Police Department is expressed in the mission statement:
“Committed to a safe and secure community through service, mutual cooperation and respect.”
The Department serves the people of El Cajon by performing in a professional manner; and it is to the people of this community that the Department is ultimately responsible.
- Nov 08
We are actively searching for a possible arson suspect who fled from officers in the area of Greenfield and I-8. He… https://t.co/r0NOczQNJx
El Cajon PD has completed their traffic investigation at Prescott and Washington. Traffic lanes are now open
Please be advised El Cajon PD is investigating a traffic collision in the area of Prescott and Washington. Eastbou… https://t.co/TI9neMAvOW
Roadway open: E. Main Street between Anza and First Street has been reopened. Thank you for your patience.
Traffic Closure: ECPD has closed E. Main Street between First and Anza for a traffic collision investigation. Pleas… https://t.co/kyRRGBgpJm
What to do if I see a dead animal in the roadwayThe City of El Cajon uses Dead Animal Removal (DAR) to remove deceased animals from the roadway. DAR can reached directly at 619-390-8204 or you can call the ECPD Communications Center at 619-579-3311.
How do I get in touch with a police officer after business hours?
Outside of regular hours of operation, please call 619-579-3311. After hours, the phones are forwarded to our dispatch center. This 24-hour dispatch center is the 911 center for all of El Cajon.
All phone lines are recorded at this agency.
What if I no longer want to prosecute the perpetrator for the crime case?
There are cases when the victim of a crime case determines that they no longer desire to proceed with further criminal action. Generally, it is within the victim’s right to file a “No Prosecution” form. This process will cancel the investigative and prosecution process.