Chief’s Message

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Chief Chris Moore, Palomar College Chief of Police

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Welcome to the Palomar College Police Department webpage. We hope this information guides you on finding connectivity to the services we provide to the campus community.

The Department pledges to uphold the concepts of Constitutional Policing; ethical, lawful practices that seek to protect the rights of all people. Through the foundation of Relationship Based Policing we serve the campus population through extending, cultivating and earning the trust of students, faculty and staff. The Palomar College Police Department (PCPD) is responsible for providing police services to the San Marcos Campus, the Escondido Educational Center, and our new additions, the Fallbrook and Rancho Bernardo Education Centers.  PCPD has complete police authority, pursuant to California Police Officers under the authority of Penal Code section 830.32. Our officers actively patrol the campus and are first responders for all emergencies. Through community partnerships, we provide a safe and secure learning environment to the campus community by maintaining a pro-active approach to crime reduction and problem solving; enabling our students to obtain a quality education. The Department works in conjunction with local, county, state and federal agencies; in order to accomplish our mission of safety. A truly safe campus is achieved through a collaborative relationship with students, faculty, staff and visitors. PCPD supports the District’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles by community outreach, engagement and cultural education. I am honored to lead talented professionals of PCPD.

Stay safe.

Chris Moore

Chief of Police

 Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

If there are any questions regarding parking/citations, please email Candy Santos.

If you have police records requests, please email our Police Records

Otherwise, please contact us at 760-891-7273.

Monday - Thursday: 24 hours

Friday: 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Saturday: 5:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Sunday: 5:30 AM - 12:00 AM

 Behavioral Health

Daily Crime Log

2023 Annual Security Report


Core Values


We are truthful in our words and in our actions


We treat others with dignity, honoring the rights, ideas, and opinions of all individuals


We affirm our allegiance to our community, to our Department and to our Core Values


We are just and impartial in all of our interactions. Our decisions are made without personal favoritism


We are confident in the integrity, the ability and the good character of others


We are people of character and principle. We do what is right, even when no one is looking

If you are in need of immediate police or medical assistance, locate the nearest phone or have a nearby person call police dispatch at (760) 891-7273 or extension 2289 from a College phone.