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. Or email: email@example.com:
- 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.
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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
- 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 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.
Looking for the most recent COVID-19 information? Visit the District's COVID-19 website.
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.
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: We regularly welcome drop in visits and guest speaker options for our officers and staff to visit student, faculty, and staff campus activities. Students, faculty, and staff can request an officer or police staff member at any time to attend their meetings, events, or activities.
Coffee with a Cop: Building relationships, one cup at a time. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together, over coffee, to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
Community Town Hall Forum: These town hall-style meeting forums bring simple to complex issues open for discussion, address various concerns, and create a great opportunity for the police department to share important information. We welcome our college community groups and members the opportunity to learn about our latest projects, programs, ask questions, give feedback, and stay informed.
Department Liaisons: FHDA Police Department encourages proactive campus engagement by assigning each of our officers as department liaisons to various student groups. This engagement with campus community members is a non-enforcement function, not involving a “police response” and helps to build trust, positive and productive relationship between law enforcement and community members.
Know Your Rights: In this panel discussion, we invite legal experts and attorneys with FHDA Police to explore and describe various laws and what they require, understanding rights and responsibilities, and offer strategies for handling law enforcement interactions and encounters, while emphasizing learning and understanding on key issues.
Neighboring Agency Outreach: We welcome opportunities from neighboring agencies to support in their community outreach efforts. FHDA Police officers have joined neighboring agencies with outreach efforts and youth events promoting health and mental wellness for youth of all ages.
Run Hide Defend: FHDA Police Department presents Emergency Preparedness FREE Run Hide Defend Training. This 2-hour session is for Foothill-De Anza students, faculty, and staff. We will provide a brief overview of campus safety awareness and response in the event of an active assailant.
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.
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