Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department | Silicon Valley, CA

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Fire, Medical, Emergency: Call 911

Emergency: 408-924-8000

Non-Emergency: 650-949-7313


Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. | Closed on Weekends & Holidays


Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Officers have full peace officer powers anywhere in the State of California. All officers have completed a series of tests and education mandated by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training and must maintain annual training to remain certified.

Our Officers have the responsibility of investigating felony and misdemeanor crimes occurring on both the Foothill and De Anza campuses. They work closely with allied agencies to identify suspects and crime trends. They also concentrate on violence against women and sexual assaults that occur on both the campuses as well as being responsible for the Sex Offender Registrant Program and work closely with the Department of Justice and the local District Attorney. Additionally, our officers receive various types of in-service training related to the specific needs of the campus on an ongoing basis.

From time to time we provide mutual aid to other agencies such as the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, Los Altos Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and other agencies.


  • De-escalation training;
  • Basic first aid and CPR skills;
  • Cultural diversity skills;
  • Defensive driving tactics;
  • DUI, fraud, and crime scene investigations;
  • Interviewing, fingerprinting, and photography skills;
  • Narcotics and narcotics user identification;
  • Safe firearm handling techniques;
  • Responding to emotionally-disturbed persons, civil disturbances, and domestic violence situations;

Meet Our Officers

Chief Daniel Acosta

Chief of Police

650 949-7514

Joe Mauss

Records & Communications Supervisor

650 949-7513


Sgt. Jeff McCoy

Police Sergeant FHDA Police

Sgt. Pat Akana

Police Sergeant FHDA Police

Sgt. Jeff Ricketts

Police Sergeant FHDA Police