Foothill-De Anza Community College District maintains a Police Department staffed with highly trained officers to help protect the safety and ensure security of students, staff, their property, and the property of the District.

FHDA Police Officers are committed to standards of professional excellence and are required to meet the selection and training requirements of the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST). Our Officers have full peace officer powers anywhere in the State of California, receive the same training and carry the same authority in or near the college campuses as city police officers and county deputy sheriffs.

FHDA Police Officers have completed a series of tests and education mandated by California POST and maintain annual training to remain certified. Additionally, our officers receive various types of in-service and continuing professional training related to the specific needs of the campus on an ongoing basis.

Courses we provide to Campus Staff, Faculty and Students:

  • Run - Hide - Defend

Training courses with Police, Campus Administrators, Staff, and Faculty:

  • Principled Policing: Procedural Justice & Implicit Bias



Foothill-DeAnza Police Department presents Emergency Preparedness FREE Run Hide Defend Training. This 2-hour session is for Foothill-DeAnza students, faculty, and staff. We will provide a brief overview of campus safety awareness, what to look for (Pre-Incident Behavior Indicators) 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 our Run Hide Defend course schedule on our Outreach page. Questions? Email Joy Garza


RHD class

"Run, Hide, Defend" training is the curriculum designed and approved by the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs Association and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. The training is intended to provide students, faculty and staff information on how to protect themselves and respond to an active assailant event. The training video below is sponsored by the State Homeland Security Grant Program.


For more information on upcoming "Run-Hide-Defend" training sessions presented by the District Police, please contact Joy Garza, FHDAPD Training and Communications Manager at



Mandated Perishable Skills, College Police and Legislated Training

  • POST Required training list
  • Arrest & Defensive Tactics
  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Blood borne Pathogens / Aerosol Transmissible Diseases
  • Campus Law Enforcement 
  • Driver Training & Awareness
  • Racial & Identity Profiling Update, Cultural Diversity
  • Respiratory Protection/Fitting
  • Strategic Communications
  • Tactical Firearms
  • Use of Force/De-Escalation

Continuing Professional Training Examples (24 hours mandated every two years)

  • Active Shooter Response
  • Crisis Intervention Behavioral Health Training
  • Cultural Diversity
  • De-escalation
  • Domestic Violence Update
  • DUI, fraud, and crime scene investigations
  • Interviewing, fingerprinting, and photography skills
  • LGBTQ+ Competency & Awareness
  • Narcotics and narcotics user identification
  • Principled Policing, Implicit Bias
  • Report Writing
  • Responding to emotionally-disturbed persons, civil disturbances, and domestic violence situations
  • Weaponless defense and less than lethal defensive tactics
  • Wellness
  • Vehicle Pursuit Update

List of Recent Training Courses:

For more information on training we provide and training we receive, please contact Joy Garza, FHDAPD Training and Communications Manager at

Emergency Response Training

California requires that all of its employees, including State and local government and District, shall complete baseline training to be available for duties as a Disaster Service Worker, in the event of a local disaster that may threaten our campus's. Disaster Service Workers can be assigned a number of duties including field work. (California Government Code 3100/3101)

Emergency Operations Staff Training

The California Office of Emergency Services created an in-house Training Unit, known as CSTI; California State Training Institute. CSTI provides a wide range of Emergency Management training disciplines tailored to be California centric, located on their physical campuses, in Operational Areas, and online.

Each EOC member is required to complete the baseline training course SEMS G606, regardless of position or discipline and present proof of completion to Sgt. Jeff McCoy, FHDA Police Sergeant and Emergency Manager,

SEMS G606 training course is available online, self-paced, and is a prerequisite before position specific training can begin.

Online Instructions:

  1. Go to This will bring you to the California OES Training site Home Page.

  2. At the Home Page panel near the top, you will see a "lightbulb" shaped icon labeled "Registration". Click the icon and it will take you to the Registration Portal to create your account. Fill out the required information, including creating a password. Return to the Home Page when completed.

  3. At the Home Page, in the upper right drop-down navigation menu, Click on “My Portal”. You may be prompted to log in with your username and password.

  4. Locate the "Browse Training" icon and click. This will bring up the course list.

  5. Filter your view to online courses. To do this, locate the heading "Type" on the left margin of the page. Below the subject line there are four small icons. Click on the computer icon. This will show the online training courses.

  6. From the list, locate the course "Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction" (SEMS G606) Online Course. Click on the title to select, which will bring up a "Launch" button to start the course.

For more information on Emergency Response Training please vist our Emergency Preparedness, Response & Planpage.