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We the members of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department strive to achieve our goal of providing the highest quality service to fulfill the needs of the college community. We will commit our resources in partnership with the community to promote a safe and secure environment.



PROFESSIONALISM - We are dedicated to training, education and individual self-discipline.

RESPECT - We treat all persons with dignity and in a courteous manner, exhibiting understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.

INTEGRITY - Integrity is the foundation of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department. We maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct in all relations.

DUTY - We provide quality service in an efficient and accessible manner. We treat each event and citizen interaction as though the entire success of the department rests upon our performance.

EQUITY - We respond to all people impartially, with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to the needs of our faculty, staff, students, and the community we serve.




IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ( Police, Fire or medical)

      • From a campus phone: Call 911 (You don't need to dial "9" before calling 9-1-1 from a campus phone.)
      • From a mobile phone: Call 911 or 408.924.8000

For non-emergencies: Call 650.949.7313 or dial extension 7-3-1-3 from campus phones. Or email:

      • to report non-violent crimes such as theft
      • to report non-injury vehicle accidents
      • to report minor disturbances such as loud music
      • to request assistance with unlocking doors, jump-starting a car, or obtaining a nighttime police escort
      • to inquire about parking issues, fingerprinting, lost and found items, and general district police information

When you call the non-emergency number, you will always be given the option to reach a dispatcher, even when the campus police substation is closed.

Message from the chief

Dear FHDA Family,  we are disheartened and disturbed at what we have observed... read more here

Suicide Prevention

Get help & support for suicide. If you’re in emotional distress, suicidal crisis, or if you believe that someone else is in danger of suicide and you have their contact information, contact your local law enforcement for immediate help. There are psychiatric CRISIS HOTLINES (24 hours daily) available for immediate support:

      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
      • Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis: 855-278-4204
      • Crisis Text Line: text “CONNECT” to 741741
      • Visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  website

The Psychological Services Office will be closed from Dec. 13-Jan. 2. During winter recess, if you know or hear of a student who is experiencing a life-threatening psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or the FHDA Police Dispatch at 408.924.8000 with the following information:

      • Full name of the student
      • CWID
      • The physical location of the student, if known
      • The phone number or email address of the student

Also see a list of referrals for mental health crisis hotlines and non-crisis community support.

mental health support

TimelyCare is new district-wide mental health initiative. Through TimelyCare, Foothill and De Anza students will have access to 24/7 mental health support. To register, students can follow the instructions on the Foothill TimelyCare page.

How to get support for a student in crisis 

      • During business hours (Monday-Thursday, 8am-1pm, 2pm-5pm), students can be walked or referred to Psychological Services, located in the Student Resource Center, building 5400 
      • After business hours, students may access 24/7 mental health support by registering with TimelyCare. Student will need a email to register. 

Support for Employees Helping a Student 

      • Employees may call 1-833-484-6359 and select option 0 or 1 to get connected to a crises provider who will guide the employee through the difficult student situation. 

If You See Something, Say Something

We want to remind our community to be aware of suspicious activity and how to report it to law enforcement. We all have someone, or something, to protect and we all play a role in keeping our communities safe. It’s easy to be distracted during our daily routines; going to work, school, or the grocery store, but as you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, say something.

Report Concerning Behavior

If you have a concern with a college employee or student; behavioral concerns, worrisome behavior, or student code of conduct violations, you can report it anonymously here: 


De Anza:

If you observe suspicious vehicles, suspicious circumstances, disruptive, strange, threatenning, or unusual behavior on campus, call 911 or (408) 924-8000 from your cell phone.


We are dedicated to building campus and community partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and those that visit our college campuses. Our programs are designed to encourage conversation, education, trust, participation and allow opportunities for engagement with officers, CSO’s and dispatchers. Overall crime prevention is best achieved by partnerships with the campus, community, and the police department.

Here are our outreach programs listed below as well as officer involvement in campus activities. More informaiton on our programs can be found here.

Campus Visits

Coffee with a Cop

Community Town Hall Forum

Department Club Liaisons

Know Your Rights

Neighboring Agency Outreach

Run Hide Defend


Emergency Preparedness FREE Run Hide Defend Training. This quarterly 2-hour session is for students, faculty, and staff. We will provide a brief overview of campus safety awareness and response in the event of an active assailant.

Recent tragedies remind us that the risk and increase of attacks by an active assailant are real. Taking a few steps now to learn about preparedness can help you react quickly when every second counts. What can you do? Prepare yourself now by attending training provided by FHDA and learn helpful tools on how to protect yourself and others.

Check out our upcoming Run Hide Defend training sessions offered to Foothill-De Anza students, faculty, and staff here.

Questions? Email Joy Garza


Looking for the most recent COVID-19 information? Visit the District's COVID-19 website.

AB 481

Assembly Bill (AB) 481 is a new law among several police reform bills signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2021. It went into effect on January 1, 2022 and is designed to increase community awareness surrounding a police agency’s possession and use of certain types of equipment and requires a governing body to provide both authorization and oversight of its use. For more information, please read our draft policies here.

8 Can't Wait

Where We Stand on 8 Can't Wait