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Mission

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.

CORE VALUES - P.R.I.D.E.

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
Email: police@fhda.edu

  • 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.

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.

TimelyCare

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 fhda.edu 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. 

COVID-19

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

 

RUN HIDE DEFEND

Emergency Preparedness FREE Run Hide Defend Training. This 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. Questions? Email Joy Garza garzajoy@fhda.edu.

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